Montreal

Hello sun, my old friend: Montreal basks in the glory of blue skies

Finally, after weeks of sporadic snow, grey, dreary skies and a general group longing for the warm rays of the sun, sunlight has come to southern Quebec.

High of 10 today, steadily rising temperatures until Tuesday in forecast

Montrealers flooded to Jean-Talon market today to bask in the sun. (Claire Loewen/CBC)

Finally, after weeks of sporadic snow, grey, dreary skies and a general group longing for the warm rays of the sun, sunlight has come to southern Quebec.

Today's temperatures in Montreal are set to rise to a relatively balmy 10 C, with clear skies apart from a few possible clouds.

People took advantage of the sunny weather by heading to the 21 Balançoires installation, which has been open for over a week. (Claire Loewen/CBC)

And it's just getting better from here.

On Sunday, more sun is in the forecast, with a high of 11 C. Monday will see temperatures as high as 15 C, and that number will climb to 17 C on Tuesday. Sunny, clear skies should be expected throughout.

It won't last forever, though.

No more winter jackets for these market patrons. (Claire Loewen/CBC)

On Wednesday, temperatures will drop to a high of 9 C, and there's a 30 per cent chance of showers.

Environment Canada meteorologist Alexandre Parent said Friday that although it's unlikely we'll see snow again, we shouldn't rule out the possibility quite yet. 

The City of Montreal launched its spring cleaning operations on Friday targeting streets, sidewalks and parks. 

On Sunday, more sun is in the forecast, with a high of 11 C. (Claire Loewen/CBC)

"We will work hard to make a beautiful city for the summertime, but we need the help of the citizens," said Jean-François Parenteau, manager of citizen services on the city's executive committee.

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