Quebec braces for winter walloping

Quebec is facing another round of wild winter weather, this time in the form of freezing rain and blowing snow.

Winter weather, freezing rain warnings in effect across the province

Rain, freezing rain and blowing snow are expected to welcome Quebecers back to work from the holidays. (The Canadian Press)

Quebec is facing another round of wild winter weather, this time in the form of freezing rain and blowing snow.

Fresh off a week of record-breaking cold, Quebecers are being warned to expect freezing rain and high winds that could reach up to 90 km/h. 

Those winds will batter Montreal, Quebec and the Saguenay, among other areas.

Environment Canada says snow will turn to freezing rain in southern and central Quebec Sunday night. Freezing rain will reach the Lower St. Lawrence and the Gaspé peninsula on Monday.

Five to 20 millimetres of freezing rain are in the forecast for some regions, including the Eastern Townships.

Roads and sidewalks are likely to be very slippery and people are being warned to take all necessary precautions when venturing outside.

Environment Canada says the freezing rain will turn to rain Monday morning thanks to mild winds from the south and temperatures will rise briefly above the freezing mark.

The balmy break will give way to a cold front Monday afternoon.

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