Flood warning in effect for Quebec City; Montreal in for some snow

A storm surge warning is in effect for the Quebec City area as rising waters make for possible floods in the area.

Strong winds are expected, caused by a low-pressure system from the Eastern American seabord.

High waves could also result in shoreline erosion in vulnerable areas.

About five centimeters of snow are expected to fall overnight in northern areas before changing to rain near noon on Tuesday.

Blustering winds reaching 70 km/h will whip through the area in the morning.

Periods of rain are expected through the evening. Conditions will clear before turning to flurries or showers on Thursday with a high of eight degrees.

MONTREAL DRIVERS BEWARE

While the storm system isn’t expected to make as much of an impact in Montreal, the city will be getting some spring snow.

Rain should begin Monday night into Tuesday, becoming snow before morning.

According to Environment Canada, it’ll total up to five cm there as well, and it will be heavy: “As temperatures will be very close to the freezing mark, heavy, wet snow can be expected,” the agency wrote.

Visibility on the roads will also “be significantly reduced in heavy snow during the Tuesday morning rush hour. Caution is advised as roads could quickly become slippery,” Environment Canada said.

The snow should turn back to rain around midday, however. Winds will pick up to 50 km/h in the hours that follow. Temperatures will hover around three degrees.

Sunny skies are expected on Wednesday with a high of nine.

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