Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Montreal area

Watch: Aalia Adam has Montreal’s weather forecast for Tuesday

MONTREAL — Brace yourselves! Severe thunderstorms, strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain are expected on Tuesday from early afternoon to late evening.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Montreal area, including:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie
  • Laval
  • Longueuil – Varennes
  • Montreal Island

The agency is advising people to take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

“When thunder roars, go indoors.”

It’s warning Montrealers that large hail can damage property and cause injury, strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles and in Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year.

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