Southern Quebec could be hit with 25 cm of snow, Environment Canada warns

Southern Quebec could be hit with 25 cm of snow, Environment Canada warns
Meteorologists promising a longer, colder winter in Montreal, starting with 25 cm of snow
Environment Canada has issued a warning for much of the region, including Montreal, saying the precipitation will begin as rain before changing to snow this evening.

A total of 15 to 25 centimetres of snow could fall by late Tuesday. Another 5 centimetres could fall on Wednesday. 

"Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas," the agency said. 

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Quebecs winter season will be one of below-average temperatures, but with less snowfall than years prior, according to the Weather Network.

The 2019 "Winter Snapshot," released Monday, says that Eastern Canada – from Ontario to the Atlantic provinces – will experience a seasonal cold snap after the new year. 

While weather in December and January will be milder, according to experts, February will be the ideal time to escape to a warmer climate.

And while Quebec is "likely to be spared a good deal of major snow storms," Montreal will get its fair share of snow before the beginning of December. 

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of Quebec – rain will turn to snow late Monday, with a total estimated dumping of 15-20 cm overnight. 

Its a decrease from last year, when the city was blanketed with 40 cm more than the projected average.