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Quebec: Freezing rain, ice pellets and up to 30 cm of snow possible with system

Saturday, January 25th 2020, 8:04 pm - Wintry mix will last into Sunday, freezing rain, ice pellets and upwards of 30 cm of snow for some areas

A snowy system will continue into Sunday for much of Quebec, with a period of freezing rain or ice pellets for parts of the region. Travel will remain difficult into Sunday morning, though the system winds down through the day. We have the latest details on the timing and system impacts, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Impacts from system continue through Sunday
  • Period of freezing rain or ice pellets for the Eastern Townships, largely snow elsewhere
  • Upwards of 20 cm along St. Lawrence, isolated areas of 30 cm to the north
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

SUNDAY: SNOW EASES OFF IN THE EVENING

The messy system began impacting southern areas of the province Saturday afternoon, continuing overnight into Sunday. With near-freezing temperatures, some precipitation was set to fall as rain/snow mix, possibly ice pellets or freezing rain, through the overnight and into early Sunday, with the greatest chance of freezing rain in parts of the Eastern Townships.

By Sunday morning, however, precipitation will be all snow as colder air drops into the southern areas of Quebec and will continue through the day before easing off in the evening hours, west to east.

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"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions," Environment Canada warns.

Widespread amounts of 10-20 cm are expected for communities along the St. Lawrence River through Monday morning. Parts of the Eastern Townships may get lesser amounts if there is a rain/snow mix, which could limit snowfall accumulations.

Montreal appears to be along the boundary between 5-10 cm and 10-20 cm, while areas north of the St. Lawrence could get as much as 30 cm in the same time frame.

Some snow will linger into the evening for some areas, though amounts will be limited, and Monday looks to start on a calmer note.

Be sure to check back here for updates on this system.

FROZEN DUCK GETS UNSTUCK THANKS TO GOOD SAMARITANS IN QUEBEC

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