A major ice storm is likely this weekend across a broad swath of southern Ontario, extreme southern Quebec and the Fundy Shore, says Chief Meteorologist Chris Scott.
Winter Storm watchIssued at 0:11 AM EST Saturday 21 December 2013
Another bout of snow and blowing snow could affect these regions beginning Saturday night. Snow could be at times mixed with ice pellets and freezing rain.Details
A series of weather systems will affect the province of Quebec over the next few days. Freezing rain will reach Extreme Southern Quebec tonight. Freezing precipitation will become intermittent Saturday morning. The public is advised to walk and drive carefully in affected areas. We are monitoring a second system developing over the American Midwest which will bring wintry conditions over the whole of Southwestern Quebec beginning Saturday night. Over Extreme Southern Quebec, freezing rain is generally expected. A mix of snow and ice pellets is possible over the St Lawrence Valley with strong winds that could cause blowing snow. This system could give more than 15 centimetres of snow and ice pellets. It will then head toward the Lower St Lawrence and Gaspé Peninsula. Travel may be difficult as a result of reduced visibilities.