‘Unseasonably’ cold weather to set in across southern Quebec

Quebecers should brace for “unseasonably cold weather” starting late Tuesday afternoon.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for a large swath of the southern half of the province. It is in effect for several areas, including Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the Laurentians and the Eastern Townships.


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“A cold front will move across these regions causing temperatures to swiftly drop several degrees,” said Environment Canada.

The weather agency warns that roads, sidewalks and parking lots could quickly become icy starting Tuesday afternoon or evening, which could lead to difficult driving conditions.

“Roads, which will still be wet many areas, may suddenly become very icy and very slippery,” Environment Canada said.

The wintry blast of cold will continue into Wednesday, where the wind chill value could reach up to -30 C in some parts of Quebec.

Environment Canada advises residents to dress warmly Tuesday night and during the day Wednesday to avoid frostbite.

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It’s getting cold — but Montreal is being spared from a heavy whack of snow.

A snowfall warning is in effect for parts of the province, including the Gaspé and Sept-Îles, where up to 25 centimetres of snow is expected by Wednesday night.

“Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions,” said Environment Canada.

“Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.”

Environment Canada has also issued a wind warning for several areas. It says westerly winds will reach up to 110 kilometres per hour beginning Tuesday through Wednesday.

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