Prairies: Snow continues as strong winds accompany temperature drop

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Prairies: Snow continues as strong winds accompany temperature drop

Tuesday will be marked by cold temperatures and, for central and northern areas as well as the Alberta foothills, snow. The chill lingers into Wednesday, but any further shots of snow will be confined to north of the Yellowhead, while to the south, temperatures recover to above-seasonal for the second half of the week.

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Scattered snow for southern Alberta, heavier along the foothills and in central Saskatchewan and Manitoba
  • Tuesday and Wednesday cold, temperature recovery for the week's second half
  • Late-week clipper systems stay well to the north
  • Stay up-to-date on the weather ALERTS in your area

TUESDAY: SNOW CONTINUES, HEAVIEST IN NORTHERN AREAS

A low-pressure system marching across the Prairies will continue to spread snow as it passes, heaviest along a line from the foothills of Alberta up through central parts of the other Prairie provinces into northwestern Ontario.

High pressure descending southward will trigger some upsloping, enhancing amounts in the Alberta foothills for the afternoon and evening, easing briefly for the early evening before a second burst for southern parts of Alberta overnight.

Snow will also continue across the central parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with the more populous cities of the south largely escaping any significant amounts, though southern Manitoba may see some rain showers or patchy freezing rain in southern Manitoba through the afternoon and early evening.

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WEDNESDAY AND BEYOND: CALMER, TEMPERATURES RECOVER LATE WEEK

Flurries will linger somewhat across the southern Prairies Wednesday morning, but otherwise, a calmer day will be in store.

Temperature-wise, chilly, below-seasonal temperatures hang on for one more day across the Prairies Wednesday, with little in the way of above-zero warmth to be found.

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The next serious chance of snow will come from a couple of fast-moving and weak clipper systems Thursday and Friday, though the effects will be largely confined to north of the Yellowhead.

For southern areas, those systems will actually usher in a recovery in temperatures, with near-seasonal daytime highs hanging on right into the weekend.

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