Everything looked amazing on Monday. Second spring seemingly sprung in Montreal, with the weather forecast predicting an unprecedented 19°C on Friday, November 6th, otherwise known as tomorrow.
But Mother Nature doesn't give without taking, and it looks like tomorrow is going to be colder than we all previously thought.
A weather alert has been issued for Montreal, one that specifies that while the city will experience rising daytime temperatures (as much as 10 degrees above average) on Friday, that's all going to come to an end at some point in the day.
To play weather man for a second, a strong low pressure system centralizing on the middle of North America is going to head Quebec's way, bringing an intense cold front with it.
The Weather Network grimly outlines that this west-to-east moving cold front will be "bringing an end to this week's mild temperatures." Damn, it was great while it lasted, right?
But don't think we're just going to get colder temperatures, this is Montreal, after all. Along with the cold, thunderstorms may come about, as will strong, or even severe winds, specifically along the St. Lawrence.
In the span of a single day, Montreal is projected to go from mid-autumn warmth to near-winter winds and rain. Expect this all to go down in the afternoon or evening, so you might want to rethink your plan to wear shorts tomorrow, unless you want to go through a wardrobe change later in the day.
Of course, a weather prediction can always be wrong, so keep your fingers crossed the cold front misses the city entirely. Probably not, but what else can we do but hope?
Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC