Montreal and its surrounding areas could see up to to 4 millimetres of freezing rain throughout this morning.
Environment Canada has issued a warning, stating that “surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.”
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The weather agency says freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.
This morning’s rainfall, coupled with “feels like” temperatures of -6ºC, could cause for dangerous weather conditions.
As precipitation continues to hit the southwestern part of the province, the freezing rain is expected to change to showers later this morning and early this afternoon, according to the alert.
Temperatures are expected to stay milder throughout the rest of 2019 and The Weather Network forecasts an average of 15 cm of snowfall to start off next week.
Friday’s freezing rain alert, issued just after 8 am, is in effect for the following areas:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Laval area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montréal Island area
Environment Canada urges citizens to continually monitor weather updates and to remain diligent while travelling.