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Snowy, messy weekend ahead for the Prairies

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:21 PM -

It won't be a clear-sky Saturday in the Prairie provinces.

A lingering trough through the central Prairies was already set to bring scattered mixing through Friday evening into the overnight, now meteorologists are looking ahead at another system, forming in Montana and heading to the southern Prairies by Saturday morning.

"This system will bring widespread rainfall for the majority of the Prairies, with the heaviest amounts in through southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba," Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg said Friday evening.

The system will affect the area until early in the week. Sonnenburg says mixing could occur as temperatures fall during the overnights and early mornings before switching back over to rain.

In Alberta, however, the southwest is in for some snow as well, especially the foothills and mountain parks.

Snowfall warnings were in effect for those parts of the province as of Friday night.

The city of Calgary and surrounding areas, meanwhile, were not in any watches or warnings, but a special weather statement was in effect.

Forecasters are warning that region could see wet snow by Saturday afternoon, although rising temperatures will prompt a switch back to rain.


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