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Severe thunderstorms, 15 cm of snow: Canadian weather forecast highlights

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Well into spring, some parts of Canada could experience a wintry comeback, while others are bracing for severe thunderstorms, according to local forecasts.

Atlantic Canada

Severe thunderstorms that plagued Ontario, Quebec and parts of the U.S. Monday have travelled east, according to CTV Your Morning's meteorologist Kelsey McEwen.

As the northeastern U.S. gets its share of thunder and lightning, Maritimes provinces along the border can expect heavy rain and severe thunderstorms Tuesday morning and then strong winds later in the day.

Damaging winds at speeds up to 100 km/h are predicted for Cape Breton, N.S., and southwest Newfoundland and Labrador.

A wreckhouse wind warning is expected to be in place for Channel-Port aux Basques in Newfoundland till early Wednesday morning, Environment Canada said.

Ontario and Quebec

Residents in northern Quebec might have to pull out their warmer jackets as wintry weather conditions are expected along the border with Labrador. A special weather alert advises the storm could bring 15 centimetres of snow, McEwen said. A frost advisory is in effect in eastern Quebec in areas including Val-d'Or, La Sarre and Ville-Marie.

The weather agency said temperatures will reach the freezing mark Tuesday night before remaining cool for the rest of the week.

No weather advisories were issued Tuesday morning for Ontario.

On Monday, parts of Ontario and Quebec were under a tornado watch, including Ottawa, Gatineau and Kingston. The watch is no longer in effect.

A tornado touched down in the west of the Island of Montreal Monday that caused damage to multiple homes. No injuries were reported.

Western Canada

In the west, a reduced air quality alert was issued for northeastern B.C. and will likely be in effect for the next 24 to 48 hours.

No weather advisories are in effect for Canada's territories, Alberta, Manitoba or Saskatchewan, but McEwen said a severe storm day is likely for latter province on Wednesday.

With files from CTVNewsMontreal.ca’s Daniel J. Rowe

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