Alerts for: Richelieu Valley - Saint-Hyacinthe

Statements

3:46 PM EST Sunday 14 February 2016
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Lacolle area
  • Saint-Hyacinthe - Acton Vale area
  • Saint-Jean - Marieville area
  • Sorel - Yamaska area
  • Verchères - Beloeil area

A weather system expected on Tuesday.

A low pressure system developing over the Southern United States will reach Quebec on Tuesday, bringing significant amounts of precipitation.

Precipitation will begin as snow over Southern and Eastern Quebec overnight Monday. The snow will change over to freezing rain in several areas during the day on Tuesday. Ice buildup could be significant. Areas north and west of the low's track could see heavy snowfall.

As the system continues to track toward Labrador Tuesday night into Wednesday, precipitation will change over to rain in several portions of Central and Eastern Quebec. Strong southerly winds will also develop on the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula and the Lower North Shore.

There remains some uncertainty with regard to the low's track. The centre of the low is forecast to track near Montreal, which suggests that the Greater Metropolitan Area will receive significant amounts of precipitation beginning Tuesday morning. Additional information on the types and amounts of precipitation expected for each region are to follow.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to tempsviolent.quebec@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #meteoqc.

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