Monday, April 02, 2012

Chilly start to day

Yesterday's rain combined with temperatures just below freezing early this morning have created the ideal ingredients for black ice. Combine that with the morning rush hour traffic and the result has been numerous accidents including a multi-vehicle collision that has closed Highway 20 in Pointe Claire on the West Island of Montreal. It is just a very thin layer but still enough to ice the roads and make driving very dangerous. It will melt quickly with the rising sun, however for the moment it remains slippery as we sit at -3C here on L'Ile Perrot.

Montreal had between 3 and 5mm of rain on Sunday as a weak weather system moved southeast across the region. It has been replaced today by high pressure that will provide us with sunny skies and seasonable highs at 8C into Tuesday. Another weak area of low pressure will move across the area on Wednesday following a similar path as yesterday's low and providing southern Quebec and the region with a few flurries or showers. Afterwards we are looking at stronger high pressure settling in for the Easter Long Weekend, and providing the entire area with sunny skies and warming temperatures to near 16C by Easter.

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