Sunday, December 16, 2012

Metro Montreal - Freezing Rain Warning

An elongated warm front will be the focus for a long duration precipitation event over the next 36 hours. Light snow has been falling this afternoon over the area with 2cm or so on the ground here on L'Ile Perrot. Look for another 5-10cm of snow from Montreal east over the next 24 hours mixed at times with freezing rain. The freezing rain will be most evident along the US border and west of the city towards Ontario. At 5pm radar was showing freezing rain across eastern Ontario with bands of light snow in southern Quebec. A freezing rain warning is now posted for all of southwest Quebec including Montreal into tomorrow evening as well as eastern Ontario including Ottawa and Cornwall. Amounts in addition to the snow, will be 2-5mm of ice with up to 10mm in the Ottawa Valley. Expect snow covered and icy roads where untreated, drive with caution in all regions. Northeast winds of up to 50km/h are causing some blowing snow form Montreal towards Quebec City.

Temperatures remain cold in Montreal and Ottawa at -6C (21F) while the warm air has reached Kingston where it is 0C (32F) and very warm in Toronto today at 7C (45F).

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