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Quebec: Potent spring storm prompts snowfall warnings

Friday, March 22nd 2019, 8:34 pm - Despite the official arrival of spring, a winter-like storm is set to bring heavy snow to Quebec this weekend

Even though spring has officially arrived, a strengthening system will bring potent winter-like weather across parts of Quebec to close out the work week. Upwards of 20 cm of snow could fall in parts of the province with impact to travel expected. More on the timing and areas set to see the heaviest snow, below.

Visit our Complete Guide to Spring 2019 for an in depth look at the Spring Forecast, tips to plan for it and much more


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Messy mix of rain, snow throughout the weekend
  • Many will see between 10 to 20 cm of snow
  • Keep up with watches and warnings HERE

WATCH BELOW: ON THE GROUND IN QUEBEC, HEAVY SNOW FALLING

A wintry system that began to track through the province on Friday is set to create a snowy scene for the first spring weekend in Quebec.

The centre of the storm will be largely track through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, but its effects will be wider-reaching as parts the Eastern Townships and higher elevations could see as much as 30 cm of snow. That's in contrast to southern regions, including the city of Montreal, that will likely pick up closer to 10 cm through Saturday morning.

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"Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions," warns Environment Canada in a snowfall warning issued for the region.

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The storm is set to move out of the region by Saturday, and while temperatures do recover somewhat on Sunday, they won't be as warm as parts of Ontario, where double-digit daytime highs will be in reach.

Baron Quebec Sunday Temps 19-03-21

Meanwhile, forecasters are keeping an eye out for another blast of colder weather for early next week.

"We're closely watching a developing system from the central U.S. that will track along the cold front and bring a period of snow to much of southern Ontario and possibly clipping parts of southern Quebec," Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says.

Check back often for updates as we continue to monitor these systems.

WATCH BELOW: QUEBEC'S LATEST SPRING FORECAST INFORMATION

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