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Snowfall warning issued for Edmonton region

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Edmonton, starting Friday night, with 10 to 15 cm of snow expected to fall.

About 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected to fall in Edmonton, starting overnight on Friday

Snowfall warning issued for Edmonton region. (Sam Martin/CBC)

Despite experiencing warmer temperatures for the last couple days, Mother Nature is giving Edmontonians a harsh reminder that it is still winter. 

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the Edmonton region starting Friday night. About 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected to fall, especially in the eastern portions of the city.

Temperatures are expected to drop to -11 C overnight.  

Much of central and southern Alberta are currently under a snowfall warning, including Cold Lake, Red Deer, Lloydminster and Fort Saskatchewan. 

"The heaviest swath of snow is expected from Forestburg to Cold Lake," Environment Canada said in its advisory. 

The snow will taper off Sunday morning as the system moves into Saskatchewan.

Environment Canada is reminding people to be prepared to adjust their driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow.

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