Precipitation is expected Thursday afternoon across southern Ontario, with school transportation already canceled in some areas.
They will then move across the St. Lawrence Valley into the Maritimes, passing through southern Quebec, where 15 to 25 cm of snow is generally expected.
For example, snow in Montreal, Laval and the South Shore will intensify Thursday evening and continue into Friday, Environment Canada warns. It can then mix into freezing rain.
« Rapid accumulation of snow may make travel difficult in some areas. Be prepared for road conditions to change and deteriorate rapidly. »
In Quebec, many areas in the St. Lawrence Valley are under winter storm warnings or watches. It is issued when
Several severe winter weather conditions are forecast at the same timeEnvironment Canada explains.
Special weather reportHowever, Estrie should see more rain than snow, it said.
Abibibi-Temiskaminge and Lac-Saint-Jean should be protected, as well as the northern Outaouais, the Laurentians, Lanaudière and Maurice. Likewise, the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve should not be affected by weather phenomena.
In contrast, Gatineau, Charlevoix, Saguenay, Bas-Saint-Laurent and parts of the Gaspés could receive more than 25 cm of snow. Abundant rainfall is expected on the north coast as well, although the quantity has not yet been determined.
In any case, the depression that will hit Quebec by the end of the week will be followed by good weather. For example, in Montreal, Environment Canada predicts three days of sunshine, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Up to 40 cm over northern New Brunswick
A low is expected in New Brunswick Thursday evening. In the north and center of the province, the storm will first appear as snow, then freezing rain Friday evening. The rain will gradually stop on Saturday morning.
15 to 25 cm of snow is expected in central New Brunswick, with up to 40 cm of snow expected in northern New Brunswick. Conversely, the depression will bring rain mainly to the south of the province. Up to 50 mm could fall in St. Stephen, Grand Mahan and Charlotte counties.
Snow and freezing rain are also expected Friday and Saturday across Prince Edward Island, with Nova Scotia largely spared the phenomenon.