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Winter is coming: Possible snow showers in Alberta Thursday evening

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Thursday, October 10, 2013, 9:12 AM -

Cool temperatures across Alberta could create winter-like weather on Thursday.

"A primary low is tracking from the Yukon into the Northwest Territories," explains Doug Gillham, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. 

"This will bring a cold front through Calgary late Thursday afternoon. An upslope flow behind this front will bring a period of showers Thursday evening and may mix with, or change to, snow showers in Calgary."

According to Gillham, no accumulation is expected in the city, and the wet weather should peter out by Friday morning, although a light coating of snow is possible in the foothills, west of Calgary, Gillham says.

"There's nothing unusual about seeing snow in Calgary," he adds.

"In fact, Calgary averages 10 cm of snow in October, and the region hasn't had any measurable snow so far this year."

Further west, the B.C. mountain passes could see a light dusting of snow as early as Wednesday evening.

Visit the Alerts section of the website to keep on top of watches and warnings across the country. 

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