Montreal-area residents are being advised to prepare for a major winter storm.
In fact, Environment Canada has issued Winter Storm Warning for much of southwestern and central Quebec.
Up to 30-centimetres of snow is expected coupled with strong winds and low temperatures.
Here are the details of the Winter Storm Advisory for Montreal and Laval updated at 11:20am
15 to 30 cm of snow is expected beginning this evening in these regions. This snow will be accompanied by generalized blowing snow. Adjust your travel plans and check road conditions and weather forecasts before leaving.
The low pressure system actually over Southern Ontario will move
eastward then northeastward to reach Nova Scotia on Sunday evening
while intensifying. The snow associated with this system will affect
Southern Quebec early this evening. Snowfall amounts will vary
between 15 and 30 centimetres over all regions south of a line from
Mont-Laurier to saint-simeon. Moreover, northeasterly winds will
intensify as this system approaches and will significantly reduce
visibilities in blowing snow. The lower St. Lawrence and the Gaspé Peninsula regions will see the effects of this system beginning on
Sunday morning, and road conditions will deteriorate around midday.
Please monitor future forecasts, as warnings could be extended to
other regions of Eastern Quebec.