Thursday is expected to be slippery around Montreal, as overnight freezing rain will turn to light snow and intermittent drizzle in the morning.
“An additional thin layer of ice is possible in places today. Exercise caution when walking or driving in the affected areas,” warned Environment Canada on its website. This weather alert mainly affects western Quebec, including areas of Greater Montreal, Gatineau, Saint-Jérôme, of the Richelieu Valley, Haute-Gatineau and Vaudreuil–Soulanges. In the greater metropolitan area, the mercury will reach a maximum of zero, with a wind chill of -8 this morning. In Lanaudière, Pontiac and in the area of Témiscamingue, the heavy snow of the night should decrease in intensity in the coming hours and "additional quantities of less than 5 centimeters are expected" Thursday morning, said Environment Canada. Snow is also expected in several regions of Quebec, including the Laurentians, Estrie, Beauce and Saguenay. In the Capitale-Nationale, the day will be cloudy with snow and blowing snow in places.