Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Snow, Rain & Wind Warnings Are Currently In Effect Across Quebec: Environment Canada

It's time for a spooky rain-check. 🎃🌨
Quebec Halloween Forecast By Environment Canada Issues Wind Rain Snow Warnings
  • After countless officials in Quebec made announcements to postpone Halloween, we now have some serious weather Warnings from Environment Canada.
  • Several regions will be seeing rain, wind and snow in Quebec today and into tomorrow morning.
  • Take a look at the regions affected below.

Yes, it's true, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has decided to postpone Halloween thanks to the incoming Quebec weather that has Environment Canada issuing Rainfall and Snowfall warnings for countless regions across the province. 

This province-wide storm track that is headed east and right for Quebec has caused several towns to consider postponing Halloween tonight, October 31st, for tomorrow, Friday, November 1st, instead.

I can't help but feeling like... shouldn't we do this every year that Halloween isn't on a Friday? Wouldn't we all be better off if, like May 2-4 weekend, we just held it on whatever date was actually most convenient? I guess I inadvertently got my wish this year, although I can't say I'm excited about this incoming weather. 

Particularly because there are a handful of regions in Southern Quebec that may also see snow tonight, though it seems Montreal will be spared that special kind of suffering.

But regardless of snow, it looks like the entire province is in for some serious wind and rain, which is why Environment Canada has issued these warnings for the regions below.

Below is a map of the country, provided by Environment Canada, that shows areas which are currently under some kind of weather watch or warning.

[rebelmouse-image 26888692 alt="Weather Forecast Quebec From Environment Canada Shows Wind, Rainfall and Snowfall Warnings" photo_credit="Environment Canada" expand=1 original_size="882x751"] Environment Canada

The yellow signifies a Weather Watch... but that swath of red across Southern Quebec? That's for a Weather Warning... which is what we are currently under in Montreal, as well as many of the surrounding areas.

READ ALSO: Montreal Has Officially Postponed Halloween

Below is a list of the regions that are currently under some kind of Weather Warning in Quebec, along with what kind of weather Environment Canada is warning for in the region:

  • Abitibi - Snowfall
  • Baie-Comeau - Rainfall
  • Beauce - Rainfall
  • Blanc-Sablon - Rainfall
  • Charlevoix - Rainfall
  • Chevery - Rainfall
  • Chibougamau - Snowfall
  • Drummondville - Bois-Frain - Rainfall & Wind
  • Eastern Townships - Rainfall
  • Kamouraska - Rivière-du-Loup - Trois-Pistoles - Rainfall
  • La Véendrye wildlife Reserve - Snowfall
  • Lachute - Saint- Jérôme - Rainfall & Wind
  • Lanaudière - Rainfall & Wind
  • The Laurentians & The Wildlife Reserve - Rainfall
  • Les Escoumins - Forestville - Rainfall
  • Manicouagan River - Snowfall
  • Matane - Rainfall
  • Mauricie - Rainfall & Wind
  • Metro Montreal - Laval - Rainfall & Wind
  • Minganie - Rainfall
  • Montmagny - L'Islet - Rainfall & Wind
  • Natashquan - Rainfall
  • PArent - Gouin Reservoir - Snowfall
  • Québec - Rainfall & Wind
  • Richelieu Valley - Saint-Hyacinthe - Rainfall & Wind
  • Rimouski - Mont-Joli - Rainfall
  • Saguenay - Rainfall
  • Sept-Îles - Port-Cartier - Rainfall
  • Témiscamingue - Snowfall
  • Témiscouata - Rainfall
  • Vaudreuil - Soulanges - Huntingdon - Rainfall & Wind

Regions with snowfall warnings are expected to see anywhere from 15 to 25 centimetres of snow today and into Friday.

Below is a tweet sent out yesterday by Environment Canada showing the storm tracking into the province, along with the expected rainfall amounts. 

In their Warning for Metro Montreal and Laval, Environment Canada explains that heavy rain is expected and that the ground, which is "already near saturation" may not be able to absorb more rainfall, meaning flooding is possible.

They also anticipate that "a total of 50 to 80 millimetres of rain is expected," in Montreal in particular, by Friday morning.

There is also a Wind Warning in effect, with "southwesterly winds" that will "reach up to 90 kilometres per hour beginning Friday morning."

[rebelmouse-image 26888693 alt="Montreal Weekend Weather Forecast November 2019" photo_credit="Environment Canada" expand=1 original_size="662x358"] Environment Canada

Above is the weekend forecast for Montreal, which shows that by Friday evenings the rain should have subsided, meaning that if we are postponing Halloween, it could be for the best.

And, it looks like we're in for a pretty nice weekend, too.

Stay safe and dry out there, Québeckers!

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.