Snowstorms and thundershowers: Spring weather rollercoaster continues in the Prairies
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 11:15 AM - From snowstorms to thundershowers, the spring weather rollercoaster continues across the Prairies.
"Significant snow fell throughout the overnight south of Fort McMurray, Alberta leading to treacherous driving conditions," says Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm.
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A snowfall warning was issued for the region early Monday, with upwards of 20 cm of snow forecast in the hardest hit areas.
"Reports from Highway 63 and Highway 881 between Lac La Biche and Fort Mcmurray indicate that visibility has been significantly reduced in heavy snow," said Environment Canada in the warning Tuesday morning. "Most areas in the warned area may see as little as 2 centimetres while areas under the main band could see up to 20 centimetres before snow ends this morning."
A cold front sweeping through Alberta will bring below seasonal temperatures to the province, "however, there is a thunderstorm risk for Tuesday afternoon in southern Saskatchewan in advance of this front," adds Soderholm.
These storms are expected to be non-severe in nature, with a rumble of thunder and some lightning expected.