April 16, 2024

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Southern Quebec |  Snow is expected starting Wednesday evening

Southern Quebec | Snow is expected starting Wednesday evening

In southern Quebec in recent days, with several days of sunshine, spring seems to have caught up, but winter hasn't had its last word.

Environment Canada issued a snow warning Wednesday morning, warning that up to twenty centimeters of snow is expected in the south of the province on Wednesday morning, with eastern areas expected to be hardest hit on Thursday.

In Montreal, 15 to 20 cm of snow is expected from Wednesday evening to Thursday evening, according to the federal agency. The first piece of 5 to 10 cm is expected to fall Wednesday evening, once the rain expected during the day turns to snow.

Occasional heavy snowfall will continue on Thursday.

“Rapid accumulation of snow will make travel difficult in some areas. With summer tires approved on roads beginning March 15, emergency traffic in urban areas could have significant consequences,” Environment Canada noted in its opinion.

The Outaouais, Montérégie, Laurentides and Lanaudière regions will also be affected by the system. In the Estrie, snow amounts will be even higher, while Environment Canada is predicting 15 to 25 cm.

As the temperature hovers around freezing, the snow is “very heavy and sticky”. The central government has informed that there will be power cut in some places.

After the system passes, showers are expected to continue Thursday evening and Friday before the sun returns for the weekend.

Central and Eastern Quebec will not be spared by this low pressure system, but these sectors will be affected a little later.

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Snow will begin Thursday in the center and east of the province, where 15 to 25 cm of accumulation is expected, according to Environment Canada's weather report.

New Brunswick and Nova Scotia should also expect snow. In northeastern New Brunswick, we could get more than 30 cm of snow. In Nova Scotia, snow is possible through Saturday.

Here again, Environment Canada is expecting very wet and sticky snow. Wind gusts of 70 to 80 kmph are expected.