Heavy rain and snow make a mess of Halloween in Quebec

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Heavy rain and snow make a mess of Halloween in Quebec
Heavy rain and snow make a mess of Halloween in Quebec

Heavy rain, wind and snow -- this far-reaching storm stretching across eastern Canada will bring potent impacts to much of Quebec through Friday. More on the timing of this system and what it means for Halloween plans, plus a look at where the heaviest rain and snowfalls, below.

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Moisture laden system tracks into Quebec on Thursday with significant rain and snow lasting through Friday
  • Potential for winds to reach up to 90 km/h late Thursday night and Friday
  • Threat for localized flooding in areas that see heaviest rain
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: MESSY SYSTEM TARGETS QUEBEC FOR HALLOWEEN

Rainfall warnings are already in effect, as a moisture-laden system begins to track into Quebec on Thursday.

"Strong and potentially damaging wind gusts, as well as significant rain and snow are the main threats with this storm that's pushing across the region through Friday," says Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter.

The rain will be falling by Thursday morning, with a widespread soaking expected across the region through the day, poorly timed with any Halloween events taking place.

QC RAIN

Total rainfall amounts could exceed 50 mm, with places like Quebec City in line for as much as 75 mm.

"Heavy rain may cause flash floods and ponding on roads," warns Environment Canada, while also urging residents to secure any objects that could be damaged or moved by the wind.

Powerful wind gusts between 80-100 km/h are expected later Thursday night as well with widespread gusts of 50-60 km/h expected to persist through Friday.

WATCH BELOW: WINDS RISE AND FALL IN QUEBEC

In western and northern sections of the province, it will be the heavy snow and treacherous travel that drivers have to contend with.

By the time all is said and done, some areas could be looking at 30+ cm of snow.

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