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Powerful storm to bring heavy snowfall and dangerously high surf to parts of Quebec.

Weekend storm prompts flood watch for Quebec

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Saturday, March 29, 2014, 3:52 PM -

The calender may say spring, but according to Mother Nature, winter isn't over yet. 

Parts of Quebec are expected to see up to 25 cm of snowfall this weekend. 

The snow will push into southern Quebec Saturday evening into Sunday, before slowly tracking eastward Monday.

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The heaviest snowfall is expected to fall in the Eastern Townships and Beauce, where 10-25 cm is forecast. Meanwhile, Estrie could receive a mix of rain and snow. 

In Montreal, 10-15 cm of snowfall is expected, mainly during the evening, with residual showers Sunday morning. 

"This system could bring significant amounts of snow, mostly to regions south of the St. Lawrence River," said Environment Canada in a special weather statement.

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The system will impact eastern Quebec Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. Between 5 and 10 cm are expected for the Gaspé Peninsula. 

Additionally, brisk northeasterly winds will develop along the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City, which could result in dangerously high water levels Sunday evening. A flood watch has been issued for the province. 

For a full list of watches and warnings, visit our Alerts page.

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