Snow is on its way to Quebec; expect a difficult journey on Friday

MONTREAL – Montrealers should prepare for the season’s first measurable snowfall on Friday as a low-pressure system moves up from the United States.

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special weather report for parts of Quebec warning motorists to be ready for a challenging commute.

Areas north of the Saint-Lawrence River are also under warnings of freezing rain.

Weather in QuebecThe low pressure system is expected to bring about two mm of freezing rain to areas such as Lachute, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Jérôme and Lanaudière Thursday night to Friday morning.

Roads, sidewalks and parking lots are expected to become icy.

Montreal could also see mixed rainfall Thursday night as the wet weather begins.

It is expected to change to light rain in Montreal on Friday morning before turning to snow at noon.

The snow is expected to continue in the city on Friday night.

Weather in QuebecThe Montrealers could see between five and 10 cm of accumulation, and the timing could make things challenging.

Friday afternoon rush hour traffic is traditionally the busiest of the week, and some motorists can navigate without winter tires, as the deadline to get them fitted is December 1st.

Weather in QuebecParts of Eastern Townships could see up to 15 cm of snow.

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