Prairies: Arctic air sends temperatures plunging as snow winds down

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Prairies: Arctic air sends temperatures plunging as snow winds down
Prairies: Arctic air sends temperatures plunging as snow winds down

Snow was winding down across Saskatchewan and Alberta into Saturday night, but some areas will still see a few flakes into Sunday morning, amid below seasonal temperatures that will continue Sunday. For a closer look, see below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A few more centimetres left to fall into Sunday morning
  • Temperatures continue below seasonal into Sunday, recover next week
  • Stay up-to-date on the weather ALERTS in your area

SUNDAY: SNOW LINGERS INTO EARLY SUNDAY, DEEP COLD CONTINUES

Weather warnings gradually dropped off into Saturday evening after a potent storm brought serious snowfall to southern Alberta and parts of southwestern Saskatchewan.

The peak of the storm is in the rearview mirror, but as the weakening storm moves east, parts of the region will see a few more flakes into early Sunday morning, though most of Manitoba will see little more than flurries.

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Bitter temperatures have accompanied this weekend storm, with wind chills making them feel like the minus 20s across much of Alberta and parts of central Saskatchewan Saturday.

The cold temperatures will continue Sunday, but will rebound quite a bit for the start of the work week. Parts of southern Alberta will climb to above the freezing mark.

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However, reinforcing shots of Arctic air will keep the region colder than normal most days next week and during the following week.

After the current snowstorm ends over the weekend, Arctic high pressure will dominate the long range, keeping the skies clear.

Thumbnail courtesy of Wayne Gibson.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates.