We may still have seven days of astronomical summer left on the calendar, but the weather over Canada is more than eager to jump into fall. Snow is in the forecast for a few more lucky communities across the country heading into early next week.
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A few select folks across the country have had the opportunity to watch the flakes fall over the past couple of days. Higher elevations west of Calgary, Alberta, saw a touch of snow last week, and parts of Eastern Canada are next in line for snow through this weekend.
Snow isn’t waiting for the seasons to catch up, though, and there’s plenty more in the forecast in the coming days.
A strong upper-level trough diving southward will put Western Canada next in line for snow as we head into early next week.
This trough will bring fall-like temperatures to British Columbia and Alberta by the end of the weekend, with daytime high temperatures in the mid- to upper-teens in the northern and central portions of each province.
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We’ll see chillier air spill down from the Arctic as the trough pokes farther south, and highs will struggle to climb out of the single digits for parts of B.C. and Alberta come early next week.
The combination of cold air and a stormy pattern taking aim at Western Canada will set the stage for plenty of snowfall at higher elevations across the region.
Snow will arrive in the Yukon and Northwest Territories first, eventually spreading south into B.C. and Alberta by early next week.
It’s still summer, after all, so most of the snow should remain in higher elevations. However, forecasters will closely monitor nighttime temperatures, as cooler air creeping to lower elevations would bring snowfall into the foothills and closer to more communities.
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