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Montreal weather: late season winter storm on its way with 20 cm of snowfall

Power outages, heavy wet snowfall, gusty winds and rain are in the forecast across southern Quebec.

Written by
Laura Osborne

Don’t change those winter tires just yet.

While we've enjoyed an unseasonably warm winter, a forceful late-season winter storm is on its way to Montreal, expecting to bring substantial snow, rain and  strong northeast winds. 

According to Environment Canada, A low-pressure system forming over Colorado will strengthen over the next few days and impact the province of Quebec starting Wednesday afternoon.

Most of the precipitation will be snow, although it may start as wet snow or a mix of snow and rain at the onset of the event.

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The total snowfall accumulation will vary depending on the system's development and the type of precipitation, but it could range up to 20 cm.

Environment Canada also warns that non-essential travel should be postponed.

The storm is set to continue through Friday, with power outages and travel disruptions also expected.

Motorists should anticipate worsening and slippery road conditions during the latter part of this week. 

And with northeasterly winds reaching gusts of up to 60 km/h, there is a possibility of scattered power outages.

When will the Montreal storm start?

Northeasterly winds will pick up across the province on Wednesday with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark.

As temperatures continue to drop overnight hours, the snowfall will move in and intensify into Friday.

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