The snow that will affect southern Quebec as of Wednesday evening will turn into a winter storm as the low pressure system moves toward the central and eastern parts of the province.
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the Outaouais and St. Lawrence River Valley, Estrie and Beauce regions as far as the tip of the Caspé and extreme northeastern Quebec.
In Greater Montreal, the first snowflakes will begin to fall in the evening, but the rain should decrease in intensity by Thursday afternoon, when 15 to 25 centimeters of snow will accumulate on the ground.
Quebec City’s roads will be heavy on Thursday morning, with heavy snow and blowing snow sure to gust at times with moderate winds.
The federal agency warns of snow and gusts of up to 60 km/h in Quebec, Mauritius and Beauce, making travel difficult on roads.
Conditions will be more critical in the eastern part of the province, where a winter storm warning is in effect, with up to 30 centimeters of snow accumulation and gusty winds of 70 km/h during the day on Thursday.
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