The warning states that “snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres are expected through Friday afternoon.”
A low pressure system from the United States will affect Southern Quebec beginning Thursday night and into Friday evening. The snow will begin near midnight and will intensify early Friday morning.
This marks the first significant snowfall of the season for greater Montreal, and even though snowfall amounts may stay below the warning criteria of 15 centimetres, this snow has the potential to impact the travellers commutes.
The statement warns that travelling will be difficult and that the weather could significantly impact rush hour traffic in urban areas, “be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.”
The warning was updated early Thursday morning and is effect for the following area:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montreal Island area
Environment Canada urges citizens to monitor weather alerts and updates and to be safe and diligent when travelling outside.
- Today is already Montreal's second coldest November 14 on record
- Montreal is going to use drones to battle snow removal this year
- Quebec's mandatory winter tire deadline will be earlier next year
- Canada has seen more snow than Siberia so far this fall