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Severe storm produces funnel cloud in Quebec

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 4:32 PM - Unstable air is making headlines in multiple cities across Quebec with thunderstorms popping up between Montreal and Mauricie.

The conditions have already generated a funnel cloud and caused localized flooding, with more storms expected to develop through the evening.

Hot and humid weather across the province is creating the perfect condition for thunderstorms to develop.

Forecasters are keeping an eye on the storm which could generate periods of heavy rain, hail and strong winds.


RELATED: Visit MétéoMédia for more updates on this storm


On Tuesday afternoon, the severe weather was intense enough to force the evacuation of a convocation at McGill University, about 45 minutes into the ceremony.

At roughly the same time, images  and video started popping up on social media of the conditions, including an incredible video of a funnel cloud spotted in Saint-Laurent.

Hydro Quebec reported that about 30,000 customers were left without power, with more than half of the outages occurring in Laval.

On Wednesday temperatures are expected to drop, bringing conditions to more seasonal levels.

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