Montreal under severe thunderstorm watch

As of Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., there are 167 active outages impacting over 12,175 Nova Scotia Power customers. Getty Images

Get those umbrellas ready, Montreal.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the region on Labour Day Monday after downgrading it from a warning.

The weather agency says “conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.”

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Rain is in store for most of the day in the city, where the likelihood of precipitation is high until about 6 p.m.

Environment Canada advises people to stay indoors if there is thunder and lightning.

Montreal is among parts of southern Quebec that are under thunderstorm weather watches or warnings.


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