Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Unsettled weather week ahead

Another photo from the big blizzard of 2013. This was taken in Digby, Nova Scotia. (CTV News)
The freezing rain and rain are over for the Montreal area as low pressure continues to move well north and east of the city this morning. Yesterday, cold air hung around longer than expected in the St. Lawrence Valley and as a result we had several hours of freezing rain late in the day. Conditions on the Island of Montreal were icy but not as bad as off island highways. Highway 30 across the south shore in Beauharnois was the scene of several ditched cars during the evening rush hour. Temperatures finally did warm above freezing late in the evening, all the way up to 4C, the first above zero reading this month. We are still above the freezing point at 1C (33F) this morning with several snow flurries around. There are some heavier snow showers in the Ottawa Valley along an advancing cold front, so we may see 1-2cm today. Some heavier snow will be confined to the higher elevations of the Green Mountains and the Townships as well as the snowbelt region along Interstate 81 east of Lake Ontario.

Temperatures will stay right where they are all day. Under partly cloudy skies lows will be around -10C and up to -1C on Wednesday. Most of the week looks unsettled with lots of clouds and a chance of light snow. There are several potential storms in our future but at this time the tracks look to be to south to affect Montreal. We will have to watch and wait.

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