(Montreal) Winter storm warnings were issued Thursday morning by Environment Canada for most of Quebec along the St. Lawrence Valley, northern and central New Brunswick and western and central Prince Edward Island.
In southwestern Quebec, 15 to 25 centimeters of snow is expected starting Thursday evening. This warning applies to Outauais, Montreal, Laurentides, Joliette, Trois-Rivières, Drummondville, Beauce and Quebec.
About 15 centimeters should fall in the northern parts of Estrie, and more rain in the southern parts.
Further east, at least 25 centimeters of snow is expected in Charlevoix, Rimouski, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Carleton-sur-Mer and Gaspé.
A snow warning was issued for the north coast, but the amount of rain on Thursday morning was still unknown.
No warnings have been issued for the northern regions, including Abidpy-Demiscamingue, Haute-Mauricy and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.
Parts of the St. Lawrence Valley, including Montreal, could receive an as-yet-undetermined amount of freezing rain before a few more centimeters of snow fall on Friday morning, the Environment Agency warns.
At least 25 centimeters of snow should fall in northern New Brunswick; In some places the total may be 40 cm. Between 15 and 20 centimeters is expected in central parts of the province and Prince Edward Island.
No warning was issued for Nova Scotia.
Snow will remain in most parts of Quebec, with skies gradually clearing after the storm passes. For example, in Montreal, sunshine is declared for three days, specifically Sunday and Monday.
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