The freezing rain warning that was issued by Environment Canada yesterday afternoon remains in effect for Montreal and its surrounding areas today.
“At the approach of a warm front, a band of freezing rain will develop over the Outaouais region and Montreal area late today,” reads the weather website. “The freezing rain will then push eastwards through Thursday.
Ice accretion will be more significant over the Laurentians foothills, and over the region of Quebec, Saguenay, the Lower St. Lawrence and the North Shore, where “about a dozen of millimetres is expected.”
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Precipitation will change to rain later tonight and Thursday morning due to milder temperatures.
Cold weather will return to below freezing late in the day on Thursday, as per Environment Canada.
The warning, which was updated in the early morning hours of Wednesday, is in effect for the following areas:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montreal Island are
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery and travellers should prepare to adjust to changing driving conditions.
Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.
Environment Canada urges citizens to monitor weather alerts and updates and to be diligent on the roads.