Wintry blast, strong winds could complicate travel in Quebec

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Wintry blast, strong winds could complicate travel in Quebec
Wintry blast, strong winds could complicate travel in Quebec
Wintry blast, strong winds could complicate travel in Quebec
Wintry blast, strong winds could complicate travel in Quebec

A potent storm is tracking through Quebec and could bring up to 25 cm of snow to parts of the province. Strong winds are also a concern with this system and gusts up to 90 km/h are possible. See below for details and timing.

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 70-90 km/h wind gusts expected in southern Quebec with rain, wet snow

  • Chilly weather continues into next week, late-week warmup

WINTRY MIX OF SNOW, RAIN, AND STRONG WINDS

The snowfall will be quite hefty for the worst-hit areas across Quebec. Accumulations of 10-25 cm are possible for areas near Gaspe and north of Quebec City. Meanwhile, Quebec City and areas south may see 5 cm.

Conditions will be worsened by the blustery winds, with gusts in the 70-90 km/h range across southern Quebec. The strongest winds will occur in the evening and overnight hours, and could make for hazardous driving on the roads in the regions seeing the heavy snowfall.

QCSNOW
QCSNOW

Wind warnings are in effect for parts of the province. The winds will ease off Monday morning, pick up again in the afternoon briefly, before gradually relaxing in the evening hours. There could be a quick shot of light wraparound snow or a rain-snow mix on the back side of the low during the day.

LATER THIS WEEK: TEMPERATURE SWINGS NEXT WEEK

Wednesday will be the coldest day with temperatures remaining well below freezing across southern Quebec. However, temperatures will warm up late week and on the weekend with daytime highs recovering to near or above seasonal.

QCTempWed
QCTempWed

However, we will have to keep an eye on a warm front, and possibly a system, with the transition to milder weather around Thursday.

"The cold air could resist and bring a period of messy/wintry weather, especially for areas well north of the GTA, eastern Ontario and southern Quebec," says The Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

Check back with The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates.