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Thunderstorms rumble through Quebec


Downpours flooded streets in Victoriaville, QC. Courtesy Simon.
Downpours flooded streets in Victoriaville, QC. Courtesy Simon.

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

August 16, 2010 — The same system that brought severe storms to Ontario on the weekend hammered Quebec on Monday.

Thunderstorm risk moves east.
Thunderstorm risk moves east.

Thunderstorms have been making noise across much of the country this summer. And southern Quebec was the latest area to get hit.

Tornado warnings were issued by Envrionment Canada for the Thetford Mines and Weedon areas in southern Quebec after a funnel cloud was spotted around Saint-Remi-de-Tingwick on Monday afternoon.

“There have been reports of marble-sized hail and brief heavy downpours,” says Rob Davis, a meteorologist here at The Weather Network. Davis adds that the storms moved quickly and had the potential to produce strong wind gusts.

And like most severe thunderstorms, there's always the chance for some tornadic activity. “These are the same storms as we had on Sunday in Ontario,” says Davis.

Heavy rain and lightning came with these storms.
Heavy rain and lightning came with these storms.

For some areas, these storms were a continuation from the weekend. Maniwaki, for example, had already received 87 mm of rain by Sunday night.

Conditions were improving in Quebec throughout the evening hours on Monday as the system continued to track eastward into the Maritimes.

For all your local details, be sure to check out the Quebec Cities Index. You can also tune in to The Weather Network on TV as the National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.

With files from Lisa Varano

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