Environment Canada Issued A Snowfall Warning For Quebec & Some Regions Could Get 25 cm Of Snow

Driving conditions are going to be rough.

Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
A Montreal highway during a snowstorm.

A Montreal highway during a snowstorm.

Buckle up, folks because a snowstorm is about to hit southern Quebec...again. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for several regions across the province — some of which are expected to receive up to 25 centimetres of snow.

The culprit? A low-pressure system originating from Texas that is set to hit Quebec this Saturday, March 4. The federal weather department issued the weather warning for the Eastern Townships, Gatineau, Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, Châteauguay, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Hyacinthe, Vaudreuil, Soulanges and Huntingdon.

EnviroCan says an expected 15 centimetres will hit Montreal, Laval and the Eastern Townships, while Gatineau is set to receive up to 25 centimetres of snowfall. The snow-covered roads will likely cause difficult driving conditions and road delays.

"Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop," the weather department said.

Snowfall is expected to be heaviest during the day and will cease come this evening. According to The Weather Network, over 20 centimetres of snow has already fallen locally as of 11:30 a.m. March 4, including nine centimetres in Montreal.

Regions that border the United States, including Cornwall and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield could receive up to 25 centimetres, while Grandy and Sherbrooke are set to receive between 10 and 20 centimetres of snow, per The Weather Network.

Despite conditions being snowier than we'd like, temperatures won't be dipping down too low. The Weather Network indicates Montreal is expected to reach a high of minus one degree Celsius on Saturday and a high of three degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Mike Chaar
Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
Mike Chaar is a writer by day and reality TV binge-watcher by night. When he’s not cracking down on recalls, celeb news and discovering the best of the best foodie spots across Montreal, he can be found indulging in his love for new cuisines, reading and music, with Mariah Carey being his ultimate diva.
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