More snow, cold temperatures to follow Prairie warm-up this week
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 11:49 AM -
Parts of the Prairies had yet another brush with winter on Monday as snow created a mess of roadways across southern and central Saskatchewan.
RCMP said by the late morning hours, they had responded to more than 25 reports of vehicles in ditches, jack-knifed semis and collisions.
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"The trough that brought moisture throughout the Prairies on Monday will begin to depart Saskatchewan Tuesday," says Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg. "A rain/snow mix is expected through the day with much cooler temperatures persisting."
According to Sonnenburg, parts of southern Alberta will enjoy above seasonal temperatures Tuesday, including in the city of Calgary.
Mild temperatures will continue through much of the week before taking another dramatic dip in time for the weekend.
"Southern Alberta will return to a frigid pattern this weekend with Calgary expected to see a daytime high of only 3°C Saturday," adds Matt Grinter, another meteorologist at The Weather Network. "The city could also see up to 10 cm of snow through Sunday, before the system continues to move east spreading snow to the other Prairie provinces."
While it may be unwelcome, the late winter snow and dip in temperatures should come as no surprise after the wild spring rollercoaster some places have already experienced so far.