While the weather is expected to be manageable while you're doing your holiday shopping, the Farmers' Almanac predicts that things will take a turn for the worse around December 16, with conditions becoming more "unsettled."
"Frigidly cold weather" is expected to make its way from the Arctic to Quebec just in time for Christmas and Boxing Day, which will be mixed with scattered snow showers and flurries. So you may have a good excuse to skip a few parties to stay warm.
Either way, you'll likely find some relief as we welcome the new year. From December 28 to 31, the weather is expected to be "fair and cold initially, then becoming milder as we ring in 2022."
Overall, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting a "typical winter chill" in Quebec throughout winter, with a stormy January that'll taper off into a relatively easy, but still cold, February.
The forecast says Valentine's Day will see light snow and fair skies, which sounds ideal for a winter walk or cuddling up by a fire.
There will be almost 60% fewer days of precipitation in February compared to January, according to the report.
While it's tricky to predict the weather so far in advance, admitted the report, followers of the Farmers' Almanac have observed its accuracy "runs in the neighbourhood of 75% to 80%."
Autumn has officially begun and that means it's time to starting eating and drinking pumpkin everything. And in case you're trying to figure out if it's time to take out all your wool sweaters yet, here's a look at what fall weather in Montreal is excepted to be like this year.
According to the old reliable Farmer's Almanac, the final week of September will start the cozy season off with some sunny but cold weather.
In October, we can expect average temperatures of 6 C and quite a bit of precipitation throughout the month.
The next few weeks are shaping up to be "cooler and rainier than normal."
So, it's time to take out your jackets and make sure you always keep an umbrella handy.
Now that Labour Day's come and gone, and nights are beginning to feel cooler, many Montrealers have weather on the brain: Will we have a long summer? Will winter come early? The Weather Network aka MétéoMédia just released its three-month long-range fall forecast for Quebec and, let's just say, there's good news and bad news.
The good news is that The Weather Network predicts "extended periods of fair weather and warmer than normal temperatures" during late September and throughout October.
"This will provide excellent opportunities to get out and enjoy the fall foliage," according to meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
The bad news is the transition to winter is expected to happen rapidly with winter weather coming earlier than usual, compared to what we've seen over the past 20 years.
"We have become accustomed to very mild Decembers, but this year should bring more typical amounts of winter weather during the weeks leading up to and through the holidays," said Dr. Gillham.
"A pattern change during late fall is expected to bring an earlier arrival to winter weather, and more winter weather leading up to the holidays than we have often seen over the past 20 years."
If you looked out the window last night, you surely noticed the immense rain and lighting taking over our city. And it seems like it may not be over just yet, as the Government of Canada is warning of the possibility for serious thunderstorms in Montreal today.
With the city currently under severe thunderstorm watch, we may be in for an intensely rainy day this Monday.
The watch is specifically in effect for the Châteauguay - La Prairie area, the Laval area, the Longueuil - Varennes area, and the Montréal Island area.
On the government's official website, we're reminded that "severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Water-related activities may be unsafe due to violent and sudden gusts of wind over bodies of water. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year."
We're also told to go inside if ever we get caught in this nasty weather. "Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!"