First major snowstorm of the season to hit Montreal
MONTREAL – Montrealers are in for a surprise Wednesday morning.
A low pressure system developing over the Gulf of Mexico is expected to dump between 20 and 30 cm of snow over the city, with more than 30 cm expected for the Laurentians, Lanaudière, Mauricie and the Saguenay.
The snow will start coming down around 8 pm, before becoming more intense overnight.
Temperatures are expected to rise Wednesday morning to hover just around the freezing mark, which means Montreal can expect a mix of snow, rain and even freezing rain during what will likely be a very difficult rush hour.
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This slushy mix will then turn to rain during the day, melting most of the snow that will have fallen to the ground, before switching back to snow in the evening.
Winds will pick up late Wednesday, creating a possibility of blowing snow.
Temperatures will also dip down drastically overnight, covering wet surfaces with a thin layer of ice.
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Those who have yet to put on their winter tires may want to consider leaving the car at home on Wednesday.
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