Montrealers will have to cope with heavy rain and snow as the week begins, but the second half of the week will bring a return to normal spring conditions.

The forecast for Monday is calling for 15-25 mm of rain and wind gusts of up to 40 km/h.

Snow is expected to arrive in the evening and continue into Tuesday, although there will likely be very little accumulation.

Once the precipitation ends on Tuesday, warm weather will arrive. The high forecast for Wednesday is 9, with temperatures rising to 13 on Thursday -- although Thursday and Friday bring the odds of more showers.