Winter storm intensifies across southern Quebec through Thursday

Winter storm intensifies across southern Quebec through Thursday
Winter storm intensifies across southern Quebec through Thursday

Widespread winter storm warnings cover southern Quebec, for a messy system that is set to bring a hefty swath of snow to the region.

A Colorado low is moving towards the province, with snow set to intensify through the evening hours on Thursday, continuing through most of the day on Friday.

There is high confidence that a large portion of the province will long swath of heavy snow, while parts of the Eastern Townships in southern Quebec will see persistent rain.

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Snow may become mixed with freezing rain over sections of southern and central Quebec on Friday morning.

QC FreezingLine Jan 11 2023
QC FreezingLine Jan 11 2023

While there has been a slight reduction in the initial snowfall amounts expected for the hardest hit areas, the forecast has remained steady for Montreal. Southern portions of the city will likely be sitting in an area of slightly warmer temperatures, resulting in wet, heavy snow for the area. The northern portions of the city however, will likely be sitting in an area of colder temperatures, resulting in a greater accumulation of snow.

Between 15-25 cm is likely, with the heaviest snow in north Montreal reaching 25-35 cm.

"Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations," says Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in the winter storm warning posted for Montreal. "Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions."

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An even heavier swath of 20-40 cm is possible from Gatineau through Trois Rivere, Quebec City, and onto the Gaspesie.

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QCSnow (5)

Rain is expected in the southern Eastern Townhips, which will produce upwards to 10-20 mm of rain and limit snowfall amounts to 5-15 cm.

Keep checking back to The Weather Network for more forecast information and updates.