Snow sweeping through southern Quebec could bring hazardous travel

Snow sweeping through southern Quebec could bring hazardous travel
Snow sweeping through southern Quebec could bring hazardous travel

A late-week system could bring difficult travel to southern Quebec as a round of snow eyes the region.

A Colorado low will scrape to the south of Quebec late Thursday and through Friday, spreading snow across southern portions of the province.

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The snow will initially spread into the southern communities, with a swath of snow continuing to spread north through the overnight and into Friday morning.

Snow will continue to fall across southern regions through the day on Friday before departing Friday evening. Light snow will also spread as far north as Quebec City, though with just flurries expected.

QC precipitation Jan 19 2023
QC precipitation Jan 19 2023

The greatest totals are expected along and south of the St. Lawrence, with 10-15 cm likely across Metro Montreal, Gatineau and the southern Eastern Townships. Plan some extra time into Friday morning’s commute for the likelihood of travel delays due to snow-covered roads.

QCSnow Jan 19 2023 PM
QCSnow Jan 19 2023 PM

Totals will quickly drop off farther north, with only a few centimetres expected in Drummondville, and only a light dusting in the forecast toward Trois-Rivieres.

Looking ahead, a more active storm track could expose southern Quebec to additional systems through next week. At least two to three more rounds of snow are predicted to hit southern Quebec next week.

QC storm track Jan 19 2023
QC storm track Jan 19 2023

Be sure to check back for the latest weather updates across Quebec.