Snowy weekend: Warning issued for southern Quebec

Extra snow, extra shovelling in retailer for Montrealers this weekend, in response to Atmosphere Canada.

John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

Cease us in the event you’ve heard this one earlier than, but it surely appears like we’re in for 15 centimetres of snow simply in time for the weekend.

Twenty-four hours after withdrawing a climate assertion that warned the identical quantity of snow would fall on Thursday, Atmosphere Canada issued an announcement on Thursday afternoon for the Montreal-area forecasting snow that may start to fall on Saturday and into Sunday.

“A low stress system will observe throughout southern Quebec and is predicted to deliver 10 to 15 centimetres of snow Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning,” the federal company mentioned in an announcement issued at 1:02 p.m. Thursday. “Additionally, average to robust easterlies will trigger blowing snow, particularly over uncovered terrain such because the St. Lawrence Valley.”

In the meantime, with or with out precipitation, the forecast for the following 73 hours suggests Montrealers will spend their time on a meteorological curler coaster, with temperatures dropping to minus-1 C Thursday afternoon to minus-13 C on Friday and Saturday (with an occasional wind chill of minus-28 C) after which again as much as minus-6 C on Sunday.