Freezing rain heading toward parts of southern Quebec

Freezing rain heading toward parts of southern Quebec
Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for southern Quebec
The precipitation will start in the Outaouais and Upper St. Lawrence regions this evening and head east toward the Laurentians, Lanaudière, Vaudreuil and Montreal.

It will reach the Montreal area around 9 p.m. About two to five millimetres of freezing rain will fall, except in places north of Montreal, where that number increases from five to 10 millimetres.

Environment Canada also forecast: “The freezing rain will move into Mont-Tremblant Park and Central Quebec overnight tonight and then into the Mauricie up to La Tuque on Sunday morning. Freezing rain amounts will be 2 to 5 millimetres, except over areas north of the island of Montreal, where ice accretion will reach 5 to 10 millimetres.

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“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Utility outages may occur.”

Montreal and much of southern Quebec are under a freezing rain warning this weekend. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.

Freezing rain warning in effect for #Montreal, Châteauguay & Laval for 2-10mm of ice accretion from freezing rain by Sunday morning. Icy roads & power outages possible @Global_Montreal #yul #qcstorm pic.twitter.com/zJqphh4pVK

Montreal, Laval, Longueuil and Châteauguay, as well as the Outaouais region and the Upper St. Lawrence will be affected beginning Saturday evening.

The weather agency says rain is expected to begin Saturday evening in the Outaouais and Upper St. Lawrence regions.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning with a forecast things could get slippery in the city Saturday evening.

The freezing rain is expected to move into Mont-Tremblant Park and Central Quebec overnight, before heading towards the Saint-Maurice Valley and up to La Tuque Sunday morning.

Icicles hang from the front of a minivan parked during freezing rain in Montreal. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

Areas north of the Island of Montreal could see ice buildup between five and 10 millimetres, and can otherwise expect to see between two and five millimetres of freezing rain.

Freezing rain tonight in Montreal, rain tomorrow & then snow slides in late Monday. Find out how much of each precip type to expect tonight on @Global_Montreal #yul #qcstorm pic.twitter.com/f8f1qlYN6o

Environment Canada is warning of possible power outages and is reminding people to be cautious during their travels as roads and walkways could become icy and slippery.