A potential “very high” to have a major storm at Christmas

News 20 December, 2017

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    Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:58

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    A large low pressure system could disrupt travel and Christmas festivities during the end of the week, but nothing is confirmed yet.

    According to the long-term forecasts of Environment Canada, a major system might form and hit the full force of the province.

    Its trajectory, type of precipitation, or temperatures are not known for the moment.

    On Friday, a first low pressure system will fall on the southern regions of the province.

    “This is not a system matter, but there could still leave 5 cm of snow on the ground, perhaps more locally. The more you will be close to the u.s. border, the more we will have inches of snow, on the order of 5 to 10 cm,” explains Jean-Philippe Bégin Environment Canada to TVAnouvelles.ca.

    This system may cause the wind is blowing in places, a factor to be considered while Friday may be a day very busy on the roads.

    “Major storm?”

    Nothing is sure yet for the weekend of Christmas, but “between Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the potential is very high have the development of a major storm,” says Bégin.

    However, before advancing to the more specific details, it will be necessary to wait a few hours to see the evolution of the forecasts.

    The freezing rain could fall Saturday for areas south of the river St. Lawrence, from Montreal to Quebec. Precipitation in the form of snow would accompany the major storm that may fall in Quebec.

    It will be possible to find out if this monster storm may actually strike as soon as Thursday.

    Environment Canada invites the public to closely monitor weather reports in order to better predict the movement.