Snow, sleet and freezing rain
QUEBEC – Freezing rain began Tuesday night in several regions of Quebec, including Montreal, the Eastern Townships and the Mauricie.
“There will be a prolonged period of freezing rain causing an ice buildup of 5 to 10 millimeters,” forecast Environment Canada’s meteorologists.
The freezing rain zone began to affect areas near the Ontario-Quebec border in the evening. It was only Wednesday morning that central Quebec would be hit.
“Surfaces, such as roads, streets, sidewalks and parking lots, will become icy, slippery and dangerous,” it says.
In the Montreal area, northerly winds from 30 km / h will prevail overnight Tuesday to Wednesday with gusts to 50 as well as rising temperatures reaching notably zero.
On Wednesday, experts forecast an alternating sun and cloud after the intermittent morning rain.
In several regions of Quebec, in addition to freezing rain, winter storm warnings are also in effect.
Storm begins to hit Quebec
In addition, the snow storm announced in Quebec City made its entry Tuesday in the middle of the evening. Flakes and sleet began to fall on the city.
However, freezing rain, expected to begin Wednesday morning, would begin late in the night, according to Environment Canada’s meteorologist Jean Brassard.
The weather cocktail will, of course, make road conditions difficult this night and during rush hour for the Greater Québec City area on Wednesday morning.
Ten centimeters of snow and sleet are expected and between 5 and 10 millimeters of ice are also expected.