Record-setting freezing at the beginning of the week (watch the video above to hear more about the plummeting temperatures), but the heat returns starting Wednesday in western Alberta and spreading to Manitoba by Thursday. Heat won't last long as it looks like we're in for the next round of cooler temperatures Saturday. Parts of southern Alberta may see a warmer Sunday. A closer look, below.
- Ridge moves from west to east bringing seasonal temperatures along with it as the week progresses
- Unsettled weather largely looks to stay to the north for most of the week
- Looks like a cooldown for the weekend
- Keep on top of active weather ALERTS in your area
WEDNESDAY AND BEYOND: WARMUP SPREADS EASTWARD
That slow spreading of warmth eastward across the region continues, such that by late week, daytime highs in the low-to-mid-20s will be common all the way across to Manitoba, parts of Alberta will even be somewhat above-seasonal, as B.C.'s heat spills over the Rockies.
The high pressure will also have the effect of keeping out stormy weather, so most systems that look to enter the region will skirt northward for the most part.
However, this warmup doesn't change the fact that fall is creeping nearer, and forecasters see a reinforcing shot of chilly weather for next weekend and into the following week that will bring a return to below seasonal temperatures at least to the eastern Prairies.
Check back for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast