Montreal expected to see more than 10cm of snow

By News Staff

After a long weekend of above-average temperatures and sunny skies, Mother Nature still has some surprises left for us.

“Temperatures are kind of flirting with that freezing mark it is hard to tell if this is going to be a predominantly rain event or predominantly snow event,” said CityNews weather specialist, Stella Acquisto.

Environment Canada forecasting snow is on the way for Wednesday and Thursday and issued a special weather statement.

A low-pressure system developing over Colorado will intensify over the next few days and affect the province of Quebec beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Precipitation will be predominantly snow, but the snow will be wet or mixed with rain at the beginning of the event.

Total snowfall amounts will depend on the system’s development and on the types of precipitation but could be in the 10- to 20-centimetre range for the province.

Montreal is expected to see more than 10 centimetres of snow accumulation.

“We’re also seeing some strong gusty winds so wind wise we can see gusts up to 60 kilometers per hour,” said Acquisto. “We’ll first start to see that rain tomorrow afternoon in the Gatineau area before making its way to Montreal.

Some rain is expected to mix in and by Friday the snow will change to rain. A few flurries expected into Saturday morning, but by afternoon the skies will clear, and Montreal will see a high of 10 degrees.

Environment Canada is advising motorists to postpone any non-essential travel.

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