New system set to roll through the Prairies to start the week

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New system set to roll through the Prairies to start the week
New system set to roll through the Prairies to start the week

Sunday was not fun for people who had to be on the roads in Alberta, with a burst of snow and powerful winds sweeping the province. This system will scarcely have departed the province before another, an Alberta clipper, sweeps the region, bringing more snow to a large swath of the Prairie region. More details, below.

MONDAY-TUESDAY: A CLIPPER HERALDS MORE FRIGID AIR

The last flakes from the weekend system should largely have stopped by Monday, but there won't be much time to rest, as the next system, a fast-moving Alberta Clipper, will already be setting up, with the first snows already beginning in the mountains overnight.

By Monday afternoon, much of central Alberta will be in the thick of it once again, including Edmonton, and by the evening, the snows will have spread to Saskatchewan and Manitoba, continuing on through Tuesday before ending west-to-east throughout the day.

PRairie snow through Tuesday
PRairie snow through Tuesday

In all, a widespread 5-10 cm is possible for central and southern parts of the Prairies, and as high as 15 cm along a swath from Grand Prairie to central Saskatchewan. Travellers should be mindful as well, given that there will be snowy conditions on parts of the Yellowhead Highway and Trans-Canada Highway.

Another blast of Siberian air will plunge south into the Prairies behind the clipper, spreading east across Canada late next week into the weekend.

PR Temps
PR Temps

Daytime high temperatures will be in the -20s and even -30s, with overnight lows dipping to -40°C for a few places. Wind chill values will make things feel even colder for the duration.

Check back for the latest forecast for the Prairie provinces.

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