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Environment Canada issues cold weather statement for Metro-Montreal area

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DH Montreal Staff Nov 17, 2017 7:15 am 759

Get ready for a chilly weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro-Montreal and surrounding areas.

The weather alert is in effect for:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area

“A strong low-pressure system from the Southern United States will affect the province of Quebec beginning on Saturday,” reads the statement.

“Regions located along an axis between the Pontiac region and the Manicouagan River may see higher accumulations exceeding 15 centimetres.”

According to Environment Canada, regions south of the St. Lawrence River could see possible snowfall followed freezing rain.

It looks like Montreal will miss the most of the snow, but cold weather will be rolling in. Flurries are in the forecast for Sunday and temperatures will drop to -9°C in the evening.

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Montreal Weather/ Environment Canada

Full weather statement from Environment Canada:

A strong low pressure system from the Southern United States will affect the province of Quebec beginning on Saturday.

Regions located along an axis between the Pontiac region and the Manicouagan River may see higher accumulations exceeding 15 centimetres.

Regions near and south of the St Lawrence River could see some snow followed by a more or less extended period of freezing rain before the changeover to rain.

The track of this system becomes clearer, but still remains uncertain. The type and amount of precipitations will be highly variable depending on the track of the low.

Road conditions could be difficult during the weekend. Adjust your travel plans accordingly.

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