Météomédia forecasts a mixture of snow and rain in southern Quebec this week.\nIt will hopefully be winter weather's final goodbye.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nOf course these double-digit temperatures were too good to be true. To the surprise of absolutely no one familiar with the province's spiteful spring meteorological mood swings, Météomédia forecasts a surprise April snow and rain storm in southern Quebec this week. Montreal will be spared the worst of the snowfall "but the northwestern and eastern parts of the province could receive up to 20 cm," Météomédia writes.\nIts forecast animation shows the collision of two systems right over Quebec, bringing snow from the west and rain from the south, and maybe even producing a few nasty spots of freezing rain.\nMontrealers can expect between 10 and 20 mm of rainfall.\nAs the new single system moves east Friday, it will also produce strong winds, reaching 70 km/h around the Gaspé peninsula and 50 km/h in and around Montreal.\nSo, unfortunately, grey skies will blanket the city once again, thwarting whatever springtime temperature gains we've made this past week.\nThis is what the incoming system looks like:\nMétéomédia\nMétéomédia\nThe weekend forecast for Montreal is slightly more encouraging.\nTemperatures won't hit positive double-digits but at least the sun will be out. On Saturday, there will be a high of 6 C.\nBut the storm will hopefully be winter's final goodbye.\nThe Weather Network previously forecasted higher than average April temps in southern Quebec and Ontario, writing that "while everyone will see back-and-forth swings in temperature, Western Canada will likely tip to the cold side of normal, while the Great Lakes region to the western Maritimes are expected to be warmer than normal."\nWe can dream.\nPresque chaque année, en avril, nous avons droit à de la neige tardive. Eh bien, la voici donc. Détails ici.— meteomedia (@meteomedia) April 7, 2020\nDespite incoming warm weather, however, the municipal and provincial governments insist that Montrealers avoid all public gatherings.\nFailure to do so is punishable by fines of between $1,000 and $6,000.\nStay tuned for more news.