MONTREAL -- The blanket of snow covering Montreal on Wednesday will likely be drowned out with overnight showers. 

The city could see between 5-7 cm of snow before it slows in the afternoon, when temperatures are expected to exceed the freezing mark.

Rain is expected to begin around 3 a.m. on Thursday and the temperature should reach a high of 8 C over the course of the day. 

As of about 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, temperatures in the city hovered around the -4 C mark and a light snow fell from the sky.