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Warm up in Quebec, but a LOT of rain to go with it

Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 6:42 PM -

A series of lows targeting Quebec will make for a very wet weekend in parts of the province, even as temperatures rise.

"One system from Alberta, passing through through the Great Lakes will affect Quebec on Sunday, Meteo Media meteorologist Bertin Ossonon says. "The southern regions of the province will receive rain, while those in the north will see snow."

Environment Canada says 25-45 mm of rain is expected to fall on Sunday on parts of the south, including Montreal, with rainfall warnings issued.

Environment Canada warns that a high snowpack and relatively frozen ground could lead to higher flood risk, and Ossonon says 

A second system currently forming in Colorado will be a beefier one, affecting Quebec Monday and Tuesday, and that one will bring a real mixed bag to Quebeckers.

For starters, Montreal, Monteregie and the Eastern Townships are likely to see temperatures above 20C on Monday as a result of this system, for many locations the first time temperatures crack the 20C mark.

At the same time, it will bring strong southeasterly winds, gusting up to 80 km/h from Monday to Tuesday.

Finally, cold air behind that system will lead to a large drop in temperatures, raising the possibility of snow for the region.

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