Quebecers can store tuques and coats, while historic temperature records are expected Thursday in southern Quebec, with 15 degrees in Montreal and 17 degrees in Estrie.

The mercury will exceed the record of 14.4 degrees recorded in 2010 in Montreal, while in Sherbrooke the last time it was so hot at such a time dates back to 1927 with 17.2 degrees, according to Environment Canada.

The weather will be partly cloudy in the St. Lawrence River Valley, while in western parts of the province, possible rain showers and occasional snow showers are expected later in the evening.

An alternation of sun and clouds is nevertheless expected in the Montreal region and its surroundings with winds from the southwest of 20 km/h, or even gusts of 40 km/h in the Montérégie sectors.

In Quebec and Beauce, cloudy weather is forecast and temperatures above normal for the season, while in the more northern sectors, the federal agency is forecasting an episode of freezing rain for the morning.

Light snow will fall in certain areas of the eastern part of the province, such as Bas-Saint-Laurent, Côte-Nord and Gaspésie with comfortable temperatures, even if it will be a little chilly in the morning.


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