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Tough day of winter travel as snowy system takes aim at eastern Ontario, Quebec – The Weather Network

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Through the overnight hours, persistent snow continues for Ottawa and Gatineau, with this time period being the heaviest for Montreal, as well. Snow will falling at a rate of 2 cm per hour at its heaviest. That means the Wednesday morning commute will likely be a slick and slow one for many.

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The snow will continue through Wednesday morning for areas along the Ottawa Valley, with some rain and mixing farther to the south.

The snow will begin to ease for Montreal by Wednesday morning, with some mixed precipitation, and even straight rain, to end off the system.

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By the afternoon on Wednesday, dry conditions are expected across both eastern Ontario and southern Quebec.

In all, between 5-15+ cm of snow is expected in the hardest hit areas through Wednesday, with lesser amounts for places that see mixing or the rain. Snow accumulation could also be limited in certain areas since surface temperatures are high.

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Near-normal or colder-than-normal temperatures are expected to dominate the final week of November and possibly into the first few days of December. However, a much milder pattern is expected to return during the first week of December and then dominate through at least mid-month.

Be sure to check back for the latest forecast updates across eastern Ontario and Quebec.

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