An exceptional phenomenon should spoil this weekend. It will certainly be the ugliest weekend of the summer.
For several days, even several weeks, Quebec has benefited from a hot and dry sunny weather regime. Humidity is still gaining ground, but precipitation is scarce. This ideal summer scenario is coming to an end, however. An extremely rare event would end this streak and spoil the weekend. In fact, it will certainly be the worst vacation of the summer.
An exceptional phenomenon
Fay, a tropical storm that has formed off the Carolinas, will rise to Quebec by the start of the weekend. Such a low pressure system will obviously bring a lot of precipitation, enough to spoil the weekend. At the time of this writing, the storm is producing winds of 75 km / h.
Fay’s trajectory will take her straight to Quebec. According to reports from the American National Hurricane Center, the tropical depression will retain its characteristics even when it arrives in the south of the province. This is an exceptional phenomenon, since this kind of storm becomes an extratropical depression before reaching Quebec. According to the NHC, this has happened only once in over 150 years.
Fay will do damage along the American east coast. It will produce gusts of 90 km / h and more and could cause localized flooding. Accumulations of 120 mm of water are possible.
Not a Fay tale weekend
The tropical depression will bring showers and a risk of thunderstorms on Saturday. However, the mercury does not seem to want to drop when the maximum could exceed 30 ° C. Precipitation will continue Sunday as temperatures are cooler. With the right amount of humidity, the change will be barely noticeable.
From the weekend, the instability should last for a few days. The passage of the tropical depression Fay will bring a lot of precipitation, but everything indicates that the atmospheric pattern should change so that a disturbed time sequence will settle for a few days.
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