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Quebec in the 'battle zone' as moisture-fed low brings drenching rains, snow

Friday, October 16th 2020, 9:08 pm - Heavy rains look set to continue into Saturday for parts of Quebec, particularly heavy in the Eastern Townships and Quebec City.

The heaviest of the rain will be mostly over by Saturday morning, exiting Quebec altogether through the afternoon. Though Friday featured a cooldown, parts of the province can expect something of a modest recovery Saturday, with changeable temperatures and an active pattern for the week beyond. Fuller details, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Showers gradually end Saturday morning through the afternoon.
  • Modest temperature recovery for some areas Saturday
  • 'Battle zone,' active weather pattern continues next week

THE WEEKEND: RAIN ENDS, MODEST TEMPERATURE RECOVERY FOR SOME AREAS

By Saturday morning, the rain will be markedly lighter, with mixing and light snow still possible over the higher elevations in the Eastern Townships and northern Quebec, ending through the afternoon hours.

By then, parts of the Eastern Townships and east of Quebec City will have been deluged by 50-75 mm of rain, with some chance of localized flooding.

Quebec Rain

Temperature-wise, Friday featured a noticeable cooldown, with daytime highs returning to near or just slightly below seasonal values in the low double digits. Saturday will see a slight improvement in western Quebec, while daytime highs fall into the single digits in eastern portions.

Quebec will continue to be in the "battle zone" with changeable temperatures and a very active pattern next week. A parade of systems are forecast to track across the region, but the exact tracks are still uncertain.

The tracks will be critical as to whether warm weather briefly surges north into southern parts of the region, with the potential for upper teens and low-20s, Wednesday and again Friday, or if that warm weather will stay just south of the U.S. border.

QCTuesTemp

Cool weather is expected to dominate next weekend and into the final week of October.

Check back with The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates.

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