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Quebec: Wintry weather, strong winds linger, but conditions will improve

Friday, April 10th 2020, 9:21 am - Lingering showers and a rain/snow mix continue for southern Quebec through Friday afternoon, as well as blustery winds

Most of the heaviest impacts from a potent system tracking through Quebec have moved east, but there will be lingering effects Friday before it moves out of the province, mainly strong winds that could hit 60 km/h in the afternoon. Precipitation will be in the form of showers and a rain/snow mix for southern areas, while snow will continue in the Eastern Townships, but not much will accumulate. The system will depart in the evening hours, making for a quiet Easter weekend. A closer look, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Showers, rain/snow mix continue Friday in southern areas, snow in Eastern Townships
  • Storm surge warnings continue with high tide and strong winds
  • Calmer weekend, next system nears Monday
  • Keep ahead of active weather ALERTS in your area

FRIDAY: SHOWERS, SNOW, STRONG WINDS LINGER

For most of southern Quebec, showers and a rain/snow mix will continue through early Friday afternoon, but precipitation will mainly fall as snow along the St. Lawrence towards Quebec City. The system will drift further east by the evening hours, when the precipitation will ease.

Because the bulk of the system is currently moving through Atlantic Canada, only 5 cm of snow is possible for Eastern Townships, further east, through Friday night.

The winds will continue to be strong Friday, with gusts of 40-60 km/h expected in the afternoon. Storm surge warnings remain in place for coastal areas, including Quebec City.

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"Storm surge will combine with large waves and pounding surf on east facing shorelines to produce significantly elevated water levels today. There may also be some coastal erosion," warns Environment Canada. "High waves combined with the surge may cause damage along the coast."

Overall the weekend will be quieter for the province ahead of the next system, which arrives on Monday.

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