Monday, March 14, 2016

Wet weather week ahead for Montreal

Expect an unsettled weather week in Montreal with plenty of clouds and showers. The silver lining will be mild temperatures along with melting snow. (AccuWeather Photo)
The snow is melting very quickly in Montreal, as temperatures have been 5 to 10 degrees above normal for the last week. The trend will continue this week, along with intermittent rain through Friday. Clouds will rapidly increase this morning, with rain developing by noon in Montreal. Some locations across the Eastern Townships, as well as north of Montreal and into the Ottawa Valley, may see an hour or two of light freezing rain at the onset. All precipitation will change over to plain rain by this afternoon, as the temperature reaches 5C (41F) today.

Showers will prevail for most of the week, as the region is influenced by several areas of low pressure. Much colder temperatures will begin to filter into western Canada, and eventually the Great Lakes, by the end of the week. Until then, expect daily highs either side of 10C (50F) through Friday in Montreal, southern Quebec and eastern Ontario. Colder weather early next week may increase the possibility of some snow in Quebec and New England, but we are still a week out and the forecast may change. Leave the snow tires on for now.

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