High-elevation snow continues Sunday, though likely not affecting anyone beyond hardy backcountry hikers. The colder temperatures making the snow likely will keep daytime highs below across the whole Prairie region, with most places not cracking 20°C. In Manitoba, passing showers are likely through the day. Details and timing, below.
- Temperatures to dip into the teens for much of the Prairies Sunday
- Snowfall expected at the Rockies' higher elevations
- Storm risk in parts of Manitoba Sunday
- Keep on top of weather ALERTS in your area.
SUNDAY: SOME RAIN, SOME SNOW, DIP IN TEMPERATURES FOR MOST
The cooldown is well-entrenched on the Prairies, with daytime highs struggling to reach the upper teens in most places, though some southern areas have a shot at topping 20°C. Parts of Saskatchewan, in fact, are more than 10 degrees cooler than they were on Friday.
As cool as it's been on the Prairies, it'll be cooler still in the Rockies. Cool enough, in fact, for a few flakes of snow.
We do note, however, that with freezing levels in the range of 1800-2000m in northern B.C. and 1900-2300 in the Rockies, very few people will be impacted by this snow, but anyone planning a hike in those areas should know what to expect and be prepared.
Snowfall will taper off through Sunday overnight, into the pre-dawn hours Monday morning.
More impactful will be showers moving across Manitoba Sunday, and even then amounts won't be too beyond the pale. There's a non-zero chance of thunderstorms, but the available energy is too low for anything to really fire up.
LOOK AHEAD: LINGERING CHILLY TEMPERATURES
For the week ahead, we're looking at several shots of fall-like weather continuing on from the weekend, the next shot of which looks to be mid-to-late week.
It's still a bit early, but forecasters are also looking ahead to another potential blast of chilly weather during the Labour Day long weekend.
Check back for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast.