The warm temperatures of the past days brought its fair share of rain and fog, but now Montreal is bracing for snowfall once again. The previous snowfall hasn’t completely melted away, meaning if temperatures hold steadily cold, we can hope for a white Christmas!
Environment Canada released a special weather statement today for Southern Quebec, including the Montreal area. The rain and fog we’re seeing Monday morning will turn to snow during the evening.
Total accumulations of 15 to 25 centimetres are expected.
Snow is expected to continue falling on Southern Quebec well into Tuesday, and even Wednesday, as the low pressure system hangs around. Environment Canada is also forecasting very strong winds, possibly presenting a risk for property damage, personal injury and power outages. However, that should be limited to the Quebec City area this week.
Once again, expect rush hour traffic to be worsened during these intense periods of snowfall. Drivers become notoriously edgy, slow and just generally dangerous when so much snow falls this early in the season. The problem will be exacerbated by the fact that we haven’t yet reached the deadline for drivers to have their winter tires installed, which is December 15.