Calgary

Heavy snow is coming to blanket Alberta this weekend

Though recent weather has proved a welcome respite from colder temperatures, Environment Canada is warning that will soon come to an end.

Most intense snow is coming tonight, Environment Canada says

Calgary resident Glen Montgomery cleared snow from his vehicle after a major snowfall in late September, when the city saw 27 to 31 centimetres of snow. (Mike Symington/CBC)

Though recent weather has proved a welcome respite from colder temperatures, Environment Canada is warning that will soon come to an end.

The agency issued snowfall warnings on Saturday for Calgary, as well as multiple other areas of southern Alberta including Banff, Canmore, Okotoks, Brooks, Strathmore and more.

Calgary will see total amounts of 10 to 20 centimetres this weekend, with most areas seeing 10 centimetres overnight.

Environment Canada said warmer temperatures are also expected to fall throughout Saturday as a strong cold front moves through the area. 

Roads are expected to be impacted from the snow, and the agency cautioned drivers heading out onto the highway.

Drivers should take frequent breaks and make an emergency plan, complete with emergency kit, should circumstances necessitate its use. 

Snow has already reached much of the province, including in Edmonton, which is also seeing a snowfall warning.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.