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The last day of summer isn’t until Sept. 22, however some weather is unfortunately heading for Alberta that is decidedly more like winter.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for possible snowfall for west-central Alberta.
A cool air mass will invade the province this week, says the statement. A cold front is forecast to drop southward out of the Northwest Territories on Tuesday and Wednesday, and it’s expected to bring precipitation with it.
In the higher terrain of west-central Alberta, between Grande Prairie and Jasper, that will likely fall as snow on Wednesday, says Environment Canada.
Current indications are that somewhere between 5 and 10 cm of heavy, wet snow will fall, but some areas may receive more than 10 cm.
The snow will move southward throughout the day and evening, perhaps going as far south as Banff by Thursday morning.
Areas to the south and east of this snowfall, like Whitecourt and Edmonton, will likely also see a few snowflakes on Wednesday or Wednesday night, but little to no accumulation is expected.