The Montreal Weather Forecast Warns Of Freezing Rain This Weekend

It's about to get real icy, real fast. 🥶

Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
Broken ice after freezing rain atop Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec.

Broken ice after freezing rain atop Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec.

There's no better way to celebrate the weekend than with a lovely freezing rain warning! While spring weather is near, the city still has a bit more winter weather to deal with. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Montreal warning of freezing rain this weekend.

The freezing rain alert is mainly in effect for Sunday, however, it is expected to begin Saturday evening. According to Environment Canada, this all has to do with a low-pressure system coming in from Colorado.

The low-pressure system is expected to move toward the Great Lakes on Saturday, and make its way to the province of Quebec this weekend.

"Precipitation associated with this system will begin Saturday evening as light snow and will then change to freezing rain early Sunday morning," Environment Canada stated.

In addition to Montreal, the freezing rain warning is also in effect for Châteauguay (La Prairie area), Laval, and Longueuil (Varennes area).

Considering Montreal temperatures are expected to reach 10 degrees on Sunday, the weather is set to transition to rain.

Environment Canada said that the amounts of freezing precipitation could vary between 5 and 10 millimetres. With freezing rain having a history of causing chaos, particularly on the roads, Environment Canada is warning residents to "consider modifying any non-essential travel plans."

According to the Weather Network, scattered flurries are expected to begin Saturday around 9 p.m. with a temperature of minus -4.

This will transition to ice pellets and rain around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, with the rain expected to continue until about 4 p.m., and temperatures reaching double digits.

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

Mike Chaar
Assistant 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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