Wet, heavy snow to hit west-central areas
Put away the lawn mower and pull out the shovel — parts of western Alberta are in for a blast of winter this week.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for west-central Alberta warning of significant snowfalls from Grande Prairie to Banff on Wednesday and Thursday, as a cold front sweeps in from the Northwest Territories.
“A cool air mass will invade much of Alberta this week, bringing with it weather that is decidedly more like winter than summer,” reads the statement.
Somewhere between five and 10 centimetres of wet, heavy snow is forecast, with some areas expected to receive more than 10 cm. Most of the snow is expected to accumulate in the foothills and mountains.
For Calgary, Thursday will be the most miserable day, with a 40-percent chance of flurries or rain and a high of only 5 C.
That night, the low could reach 0 C. Sunshine and warmer temperatures are forecast to return by Saturday.