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Prairies: If it's not snow, it's rain this weekend

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:57 AM -

If it's not snow, it's rain for Prairie-dwellers this weekend.

And where the snow DOES fall, it could be significant, according to forecasters at The Weather Network.

"Significant snowfall is expected in southern Alberta today, with parts of the province seeing close to 20 cm," Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm said early Saturday. "Calgary is forecast to hover around the freezing mark and see upwards of 8 cm of wet snow."

Snowfall warnings were in effect for Alberta's foothills and mountain parks Saturday morning. Calgary and surrounding areas, meanwhile, were covered by a special weather statement, warning any precipitation could fall as wet snow in the afternoon and evening.

For the rest of the Prairies meanwhile, that system is bringing mostly rain, and quite a bit of it, lasting through to Tuesday in some areas.

"A moisture laden low is forecast to remain quasi-stationary just south of the province," Soderholm says. "Mixing could occur as temperatures dip through the overnights and early mornings, then switch back over to rain."

Soderholm said the system is also expected to bring gusty winds to the southern parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.


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