Heavy rains are already causing water accumulation in Quebec

Parts of Quebec and the Maritimes are under a rain warning for the Thanksgiving long weekend, while several areas can expect precipitation of up to 100 millimeters.

The rain started Friday evening in certain areas and 25 millimeters of rain had already been recorded by the end of the day in Greater Montreal.

Several sectors ranging from Nord-du-Québec to Montérégie, via the Laurentians, Lanaudière and Mauricie are affected by this rain warning.

In eastern Quebec and the Maritimes, it was published for the regions from Charlevoix to southwest Nova Scotia as well as western New Brunswick.

Environment Canada warns Saturday morning that an additional 40 to 70 millimeters of rain are expected by Sunday morning, but that amounts could be higher in places.

“Heavy rain can cause flash flooding and accumulation of water on roads,” the agency warns.

Several streets in Montreal were indeed subject to accumulations of water early Saturday morning. In some cases, water overflowed onto sidewalks and surrounding home yards.

Environment Canada recommends paying attention to areas of sagging soil near rivers, streams and culverts.

The Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and the North Shore are also likely to experience strong winds, which can blow up to 90 km/h.

Tropical Storm Philippe is expected to become a post-tropical storm as it makes landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday and moves north to New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Combined with a low pressure system, it should produce heavy rain with gusts. Quebec could be affected by its remains.

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