Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Montreal

Mar 21 2019, 6:07 pm

It may officially be springtime in Montreal but Environment Canada wants to make sure you know we’re not yet out of the winter woods.

The weather website has issued a special weather statement for Montreal, saying “a winter storm moving up the East Coast of the United States will bring mixed precipitation beginning overnight tonight along the Saint-Lawrence Valley.”

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The statement claims it may be difficult to determine the actual accumulation of snow on the ground as surface temperatures in the Montreal area will remain “near or slightly above freezing.”

But, a total of 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is possible, according to the alert.

“There will be periods of heavier snow including Friday morning and Friday night into Saturday morning,” says Environment Canada. “There will also likely be periods of rain Friday afternoon.”

The alert, which was issued on Thursday afternoon, is in effect for the following areas:

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

Temperatures are also expected to drop from today’s 5ºC to a low of -7ºC throughout the weekend.

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Hey, spring in Montreal was fun while it lasted.