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An STM bus is on a snowy road and two people are walking on Monkland Avenue in Montreal, Quebec.

An STM bus is on a snowy road and two people are walking on Monkland Avenue in Montreal, Quebec.

Spring is in full force in Montreal. However, Mother Nature has other plans for the near future of the 514.

The Weather Network is predicting possible snowfall in the Montreal area on Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20 with a cold system potentially blowing nearly 15 centimetres of snow our way.

The Weather Network has predicted two possible weather scenarios regarding the meteorological situation, which remains somewhat uncertain and will only become clearer within the next few days.

In this case, the Eastern Townships, Lower St. Lawrence, and the Gaspé area could face a significant snowfall mid-week.

With this particular scenario, the cold fronts could move westward bringing snow to Montreal and its surrounding metropolitan area, including the Laurentians all the way to the Mauricie region. The Weather Network predicts that a total of 15 centimetres or more could fall in these regions.

If the prediction comes to be, this would be the very first time since 2010 that the metropolis has experienced snowfall after mid-April. This phenomenon has only occurred three times since the start of the 2000s, The Weather Network stated.

In the second possible weather scenario, the cold system could head east and completely avoid the Montreal area and mostly affect the Eastern Townships and the Gaspé regions.

The Weather Network will continue to monitor the situation in the coming days in order to see which possible scenario actually comes to be.

The current forecast for Montreal next week shows a high of 4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and a high of 10 degrees with sun on Wednesday. Considering the temperatures are expected to remain warm, any form of snowfall is unlikely — so let's hope it stays that way.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

    Mike Chaar
    Associate Editor, MTL Blog
    Mike Chaar is an Assistant Editor for MTL Blog focused on recalls in Canada and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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