Power restored to thousands as thunderstorm watch ends

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Montreal and surrounding areas Wednesday.

Predicted storm blew by quickly, causing minimal damage

Montrealers rush to get home as stormy weather blows in. (CBC)

At the height of the storm, 27,000 customers were without power as strong winds and rain pelted the southwestern part of the province.

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Montreal and surrounding areas Wednesday but later downgraded it.

​The thunderstorms put an end to the city's dry spell since Montreal hasn't seen any rain since Sept. 10.

Heat wave comes to an end

The unseasonably balmy weather marks the first heat wave Montreal has had all summer — even though it's autumn. 

The hot weather conditions led the city to reopen wading pools and splash pads, and forced the cancellation of the Montreal marathon.

In Montreal tomorrow, the temperature is expected to be 17 C, right around the norm for this time of year. The low will be 6 C.