Monday, August 19th 2019, 11:49 am - Severe thunderstorm threat looms over parts of Quebec for Monday.
Muggy and unstable conditions persist across much of eastern Canada to kick off this new work week with the threat for thunderstorms to develop across parts of Quebec on Monday.
The majority of Monday's storm energy will stay south of the border, but we're watching around the Eastern Townships in particular, where unsettled conditions and severe storms could bubble up.
WATCH BELOW: TIMING MONDAY'S STORMS
Severe thunderstorm watches were issued even before sun up early Monday, with favourable conditions for the development of severe storms that may produce strong winds and heavy rain.
The storms are expected to initiate through the early afternoon hours with a line stretching from Saguenay and down to Sherbrooke.
"These will be heavy rain makers with the threat for strong wind gusts and small hail, and we could even see the risk for an isolated rotating storm or tornado as well," warns Weather Network meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal.
According to Whittal, the opportunity for thunderstorms will be fairly short lived as the front will quickly move to the south and east into the U.S.