Heavy snow could blast parts of Quebec next week
Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:14 PM -
In just a matter of hours, parts of southern Quebec could jump from summer to winter early next week.
"A series of low pressure systems will affect southern Quebec Sunday and Monday, bringing significant amounts of precipitation," says Environment Canada in a special weather statement issued early Friday.
Up to 25 mm of rain is forecast for areas south of the St. Lawrence Valley with some areas receiving more than 50 mm locally.
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"This heavy precipitation could have a significant impact on some water streams in this period of spring freshet, all the more so these systems will bring an important rise of temperatures," EC adds.
In addition to the heavy rain, temperatures are expected to sky rocket.
"A beefy system from Colorado will push up temperatures Monday," says MétéoMédia. "Some southern areas, including Montreal, may exceed even 20 degrees or 25 degrees."
Temperatures however, will take a dramatic dip Monday night into Tuesday as the system pushes through, with some places expected to see daytime highs 10 degrees below normal.
Some computer models are also hinting at a significant amount of snow for parts of the Eastern Townships.
There is still some model uncertainty so the details could change given this is still a few days out.
Be sure to check back for frequent updates on these storms.