Special Weather Statement

Snow to bury portions of Quebec, Ontario early this weekend

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
November 10, 2018, 5:06:53 PM EST

A storm will bury a large portion of Quebec and parts of central Ontario and northwestern New Brunswick in snow into Saturday.

While not the first snowfall of the season for much of the region, this storm is likely to be the most far reaching for the two Canada provinces so far.

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The same storm will also bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to part of Labrador during Saturday night.

Heavy snow will fall north of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. A small amount of snow is likely in these cities, but with temperatures hovering near or above freezing during much of the storm and rain in store at times, most streets in the metro areas will be wet. Outside of these cities, especially farther north and west, road conditions will deteriorate as heavier snow is forecast to fall.

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Quebec City and Sherbrooke, Quebec, and North Bay, Ontario, are forecast to receive 10-20 centimeters of snow with slippery travel. Saguenay, Quebec, can expect 15-30 centimeters of snow from the storm.

Meanwhile, drenching rain is in store for Nova Scotia, southeastern and central New Brunswick, eastern Quebec and Newfoundland. Gusty winds and rough seas will also buffet these southeastern provinces.

Download the free AccuWeather app to see how the storm will affect your area.

In the wake of the storm, the coldest air of the season so far will blast eastward on gusty winds during Saturday and Sunday.

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Temperatures may struggle to rise past zero degrees Celsius during the day from Toronto to Montreal and Quebec City. Temperatures may dip to record-challenging levels in some cities at night.

AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will dip to several degrees Celsius lower than the actual temperature, especially through Saturday night.

Lake-effect snow will bring local whiteouts and slippery conditions in the wake of the main storm over southwestern Ontario. However, snow showers will also be scattered about well away from the lakes over southern Quebec.

Many of the same areas hit with snow and rain from the storm into Saturday may be hit by another storm spanning Tuesday and Wednesday.

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