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Mild temperatures continue in Quebec, but a winter storm is on the horizon, creating the potential for a messy Friday morning commute.

Messy winter system targets Quebec

Digital writers

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 9:34 AM -

Snow, blowing snow and a risk of freezing rain. 

Another winter storm is taking aim at Quebec. 

Two merging systems will bring the messy mix to the province, with warnings already issued for western and central areas.

"Precipitation amounts for eastern Quebec remain uncertain, but it appears this will be a snow, blowing snow and strong wind event for these regions," said Environment Canada in a statement early Thursday. "There is still a risk of freezing precipitation near New Brunswick."

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EC adds that as the front approaches, several hours of freezing rain could make road conditions more difficult, especially over areas north of the St. Lawrence River.

"The freezing rain will turn to rain over the southwestern portion of the province with close to 25 mm over some areas," says EC.

For areas farther north and east, at least 15 cm of snow is expected through Friday.

"With strong winds developing during the day Friday, conditions could become quite poor," EC warns.

As a result, motorists are being urged to adjust travel plans and check road conditions before heading out. 

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