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Remnants of Beryl bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to Quebec, flooding possible

Remnants of Beryl bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to Quebec, flooding possible
Remnants of Beryl bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to Quebec, flooding possible

published on July 10, 2024, 4:25 PM

Rain warnings in effect as remnants of Hurricane Beryl move through Quebec

Beryl, now a post-tropical depression, has traveled thousands of miles across the United States and has lost some of its original strength. However, the former hurricane remains abundantly moist and is bringing heavy rains to parts of Quebec.

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As a reminder, Beryl was the first hurricane of the season and became the earliest Category 5 hurricane on record. It caused massive devastation in the Caribbean and Mexico before moving north and hitting Texas as a Category 1 hurricane.

Heavy precipitation

Between 50 and 100 mm of rain is expected in southern Quebec on Wednesday. Locally, this amount could even exceed 100 mm. Thunderstorms associated with the warm front could also form in the afternoon and evening, causing the amount of precipitation to increase locally.

Rain forecast through Thursday evening (MétéoMédia/The Weather Network)

The Greater Montreal, Montérégie, Estrie and Beauce regions are the hardest hit. In addition to the heavy rainfall, thunderstorms with wind gusts between 40 and 70 km/h are also possible (locally heavier gusts are possible).

Thunderstorm risk on Wednesday (MétéoMédia/The Weather Network)

What risks should you watch out for?

The greatest risk is flooding, particularly in urban areas. Please be aware that you should avoid flooded areas to stay safe (remember: turn around, don’t drown). The risk of flooding will remain throughout the day on Wednesday, so commuters are urged to drive with caution and be aware of the possibility of aquaplaning.