Snow, freezing rain expected to cause messy morning commute
Montreal expecting 5-10 cm of snow, Laurentians could get 10-20 cm
Multiple weather warnings are in effect across southern Quebec as a blast of winter will hit the region Wednesday, bringing snow, freezing rain and rain.
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A snowfall warning in Montreal and the Eastern Townships is expected to bring five to 10 centimetres of snow, just in time for Wednesday morning's commute.
In the Laurentians and Quebec City, more snow is expected: 10 to 20 centimetres.
A freezing rain warning is also in effect for the southern part of the province for Wednesday morning.
Anywhere between two to four millimetres of freezing rain is expected.
By mid-morning, the ice pellets will switch over to plain rain.
"You'll need your snow brush in the morning and your umbrella in the afternoon," Cavallaro said.
Wednesday's expected daytime high is near 6 C.
Check travel plans
Road surfaces are expected to be slick during the morning commute. Drivers should top up on windshield washer fluid and keep their distance from the vehicle ahead of them.
Travellers with plane, train or bus tickets are advised to check ahead for delays or cancellations.
Orléans Express released an advisory Tuesday evening, stating that if some parts of the province get heavy snowfall, it could affect its coach bus service.
Orléans Express warned that buses scheduled to leave from Montreal, Rivière-du-Loup or Quebec City and heading eastbound for New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, could be cancelled or delayed.