Monday, May 4th 2020, 10:58 am - Heavy rain and higher-elevation snow eases off Monday, but winds will be blustery in the afternoon
Parts of Alberta will be dealing with the lingering effects of a soggy low Monday, but precipitation will ease off through the day before the system departs in the evening. Higher terrains northwest of Edmonton will pick up another 5-10 cm of snow. Low elevations in the same areas will pick up another 5-15 mm of rain. Winds will be strong in the afternoon, with possible gusts up to 60 km/h. Details and timing, below.
- Rain, snow in higher terrains, tapers off Monday
- Strong winds could gust up to 50-60 km/h in afternoon
- Stayed informed of the weather ALERTS in your area
MONDAY: RAIN, SNOW EASING OFF, WINDS REMAIN STRONG
Impacts from the potent system continue Monday, but will be tapering off gradually. Most of the snow has fallen but higher elevations northwest of Edmonton will continue to see snow through the day. Snowfall warnings are still in effect, but are expected to be dropped soon.
Additional snowfall amounts will be in the 5-10 cm range for areas between Swan Hills and Sunchild, remaining well to the northwest of Edmonton.
As for rain, most of the heaviest amounts have fallen already, with an additional 5-15 mm expected between Edmonton and Whitecourt and up to 10 mm more north of the latter. Areas south of Red Deer will pick up another 5 mm Monday.
While wind warnings have been dropped, they will still be gusting to 50-60 km/h Monday afternoon, particularly from Edmonton to Red Deer. The boundary will exit the province in the evening as it moves stateside. By Tuesday morning, there will be residual showers for southern Manitoba.
LOOK AHEAD: COLDER WEATHER WILL RETURN
Milder weather will be featured across the western Prairies, while cooler temperatures will dominate the eastern half, through mid-week. Beyond, a shot of colder weather late week and through the Mother’s Day weekend across the region.
While there won't be any major storms, a few rounds of precipitation are expected for western and southern Alberta from Wednesday night to the weekend. A chilly pattern will linger into early next week, but will trend closer to seasonal by late week.
Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates.