Be ready for cold, rain and even snow to hit some parts of southern Alberta over the long weekend

Enviornment Canada is warning Calgarians to brace for a gust of autumn weather over the Labour Day long weekend.

Calgarians face abrupt transition to fall, says Environment Canada

Most Albertans will wake up to frost on Monday morning, Environment Canada predicts. (Rick Hughes/CBC News)

Environment Canada is warning Calgarians to brace for a gust of autumn weather over the Labour Day long weekend — and that could include a little snow.

Though Saturday temperatures will likely reach a balmy 30 C, a low pressure system is expected to move throughout southeastern Alberta on Saturday night.

This system will bring showers, gusty winds and colder temperatures, along with five to 15 millimetres of rain by Monday evening, the agency says. 

Daytime highs are expected to hover in the 10 to 15 C range — and by Monday morning, low temperatures are expected to fall below the freezing mark.

Up to five centimetres of snow is forecasted for higher elevations in the Foothills, and up to 10 centimetres is possible on east-facing slopes.

Though snowfall is expected to remain in and near the mountain parks, there is a chance of seeing mixed precipitation in Calgary.

Most Albertans will wake up to frost on Monday morning, and widespread frost on Tuesday, Environment Canada predicts.


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