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After a warmup, cold and a dash of snow return to Alberta

Sunday, November 17th 2019, 9:04 pm - Rosy temperatures will come to a halt not long into the new work week, accompanied by a dash of snow as the cold descends from the north.

Warm temperatures in the mid-teens will decline somewhat Monday, but will remain well above zero for many. Beyond, a snowy Tuesday beckons, though only really for communities south of Red Deer and along the foothills, with cooler, though not too frigid, temperatures accompanying the snow. More on what to expect, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Well-above zero temperatures hang on for Monday, dropping Tuesday
  • Snow begins by early Tuesday, mostly in the south and along the foothills
  • Ends north to south by early Wednesday
  • Stay on top of ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: SNOW ROLLS INTO ALBERTA FROM BEYOND THE ROCKIES

People across Alberta have been basking in temperatures that reached as high as the mid-teens in some areas, and Monday features an encore that won't be quite as warm, but will still be nicely above zero.

Beyond, a return to cooler temperatures awaits, beginning overnight Monday into Tuesday, though it won't be the same kind of deep freeze we've seen on a couple of occasions so far this season.

But the return of cooler temperatures also means the return of snow, thanks to a low-pressure system that begins to track into the Pacific Northwest Monday, bringing light rain and snow for B.C.

As the low continues eastward, south of the international border, moisture spills into Alberta, bringing snow beginning early Tuesday across the foothills, and the south of the province.

Alberta snow

Few people north of Red Deer will see anything, but the further south we go, the heavier the snow, with even some upsloping enhancement across the southern foothills.

Travellers on Tuesday should be mindful of the conditions, and drive carefully.

The snow ends by the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, gradually from north to south.

WATCH BELOW: AVALANCHE BARRELS THROUGH SMALL TOWN WHILE RESIDENT FILMS IN DISBELIEF

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