|A slippery and slow commute home last night on Highway 20 through L'Ile Perrot and Dorion. (ValleyWX)|
The timing of the freezing rain for Montreal looks like very close to 6pm with it eventually changing to rain after midnight. We are looking at 5-8mm of frozen precipitation with a total of up to 25mm (1 inch) of rain over the next 36 hours. Needless to say roads will be icy and dangerous. Temperatures at -9C this morning in Montreal will rise slowly to plus 5C (41F) by daybreak Wednesday. Look for mild highs of nearly 10C (50F) tomorrow. We may even have a rumble of thunder with the rain on Wednesday.
A strong cold front will bring back reality on Thursday as temperatures fall back below freezing on strong northwest winds. Rain will change to flurries and temperatures will drop to -6C by late in the day.