The effects of a strong Atlantic system have filtered into the province as freezing rain, which will switch to snow Tuesday morning. Heavier amounts of the white stuff is expected in eastern areas of the province while lesser totals are forecasted for Montreal and areas along the Ontario border. Temperatures will remain close to the zero-degree mark. For more on timing and how much snow to expect, as well as how cold it will be, read below.
- Freezing rain will change to snow Tuesday morning
- Snowfall amounts could hit 10-20 cm in eastern portions while lesser amounts expected for Montreal and areas west of it
- Temperatures will remain near the freezing mark
- Stay aware of ALERTS in your area
WATCH BELOW: SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN MOVE IN
Impacts from the low-pressure system will continue Tuesday. Widespread freezing rain and ice pellets will change over to snow Tuesday and continue into the evening hours.
Amounts will be heavier for the Gaspe region, where 10-20 cm is expected to fall. Widespread amounts of 5-10 cm the Eastern Townships and the eastern St. Lawrence, while areas to the west, especially surrounding Montreal and along the Ontario border, will see just 2-5 cm through Wednesday.
Daytime highs will stay close to the freezing mark for most of the province for both days. However, areas towards Gatineau and north will see a slight rebound in temperatures by Wednesday -- hitting above zero degrees.
The system is expected to depart the province overnight Tuesday, but another low will quickly move through late Thursday and drop more snow, though in much smaller amounts.
Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecasts.