Thunderstorms, high winds possible in Pontiac, Upper Gatineau

Thunderstorms, high winds and heavy rainfall are possible today in Pontiac and Upper Gatineau, less than a week after storms caused damage in the Outaouais.

Special weather statement issued by Environment Canada Monday

A storm last week in Quyon, Que., about 50 kilometres northwest of Ottawa, caused some damage. (Radio-Canada)

Thunderstorms, high winds and heavy rainfall are possible today in Pontiac and Upper Gatineau, less than a week after storms caused damage in the Outaouais.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement early Monday morning, saying a "vigorous weather system" will move into west Quebec today.

A cold front is expected to create a line of thunderstorms, the weather agency says, "some of which could produce heavy gusts possibly exceeding 80 km/h, small hail and heavy downpours."

No warnings or watches have yet been issued.

The statement does not apply to the cities of Ottawa or Gatineau, which are both facing the risk of a thunderstorm.