The Eastern Townships region should be “spared” by the weather system that leaves several centimeters of snow over eastern Canada, but not by the ice portion.
Fortunately, these freezing precipitation is expected from us while activity is at its lowest on the roads.
We expect a total of two to ten millimeters of freezing rain from Thursday evening until Friday morning, warns Environment Canada.
In addition, the Eastern Townships could receive between three and five centimeters of snow, says meteorologist André Cantin.
Several regions of eastern Canada will receive snow in the next few hours, while others will struggle with sleet or freezing rain.
In Quebec, snowfall amounts ranging from 15 to 35 centimeters is expected on areas north of a line from Pontiac to Charlevoix and Bay of Chaleur.
Further south, the snow will change to sleet and freezing rain.
The regions of Lachute and Lanaudière could receive up to 15 millimeters of ice.
In Ontario, sleet caused power outages in the night of Wednesday to Thursday in north Toronto and west in the Kitchener-Waterloo.
Freezing rain will change to rain during the day Thursday south of the province.
Depression will bring snow on northern New Brunswick as of Thursday night.
The snow will intensify Friday and from 15 to 20 centimeters are expected.
The snow turned into sleet likely with a chance of freezing rain late in the afternoon on Friday.