The white carpet thickened in parts of the south and center of the province, where a low pressure system overnight Thursday brought local accumulations of 5 to 15 centimeters.
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If the Outaouais and Montreal have received less than 10 centimeters of snow, an Environment Canada warning indicates a total of 15 centimeters of precipitation for Montérégie’s Vaudreuil-Soulanges-Huntington sector.
“There could be a significant impact on rush-hour traffic in urban areas,” the federal agency warned, adding that strong winds gusting to 31 mph (50 km/h) will sweep across Greater Montreal and the Quebec region.
Blowing snow and accumulations of 2 to 4 centimeters of snow are expected in Montreal on Friday morning, all with temperatures stable at -2C, but wind chill will be present.
Estrie, Beauce, Mauricie and the Quebec region will be affected by the blizzard but with much less precipitation, while the sectors a little further north will experience generally cloudy weather.
The same scenario is expected in eastern Quebec, with grayer skies and mercury reading between -6ºC and -4ºC on the thermometer, while strong winds will sweep some sectors.