To start off this week however, only one element is expected to pester the city, but there’s lots of it.
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Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Montreal and its surrounding areas, calling for another 40 cm of snow between now and Wednesday, with 25 cm forecasted to fall by tomorrow and another 15 on Wednesday.
“A powerful storm will track across Southwestern Quebec on Tuesday. Snow will gradually begin late Tuesday afternoon and will rapidly intensify in the evening,” says the alert. “Heavy precipitation will continue on Wednesday.”
The winter storm watch, issued in the wee hours of Monday morning, are in effect for the following areas:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Laval area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
- Montréal Island area
Strong winds are expected to blend with the snowfall which could result in significantly reduced visibility.
“Avoid travel if possible,” says Environment Canada. “Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.”