Snow, deep freeze coming to southern Alberta

Bad weather is on its way to southern Alberta, and residents should brace for heavy snow and plunging temperatures. 

“Snow makes it way in to southern Alberta tonight and will continue to fall throughout the day Wednesday into Thursday,” said CBC weather specialist Craig Larkins.

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for heavy snowfall in several areas in the province, but especially in the mountains.

“Banff could get hit with 59 centimetres, while areas along the Foothills could pick up 20 centimetres,” said Larkins.

A deep freeze is also expected and temperatures could drop below -30 C this weekend. 

“After the snow, cold temperatures set in just in time for the weekend,” said Larkins. “Overnight lows could be the coldest temperatures we’ve seen so far this fall.” 

Some areas of southern Alberta will likely see Friday temperatures in the mid-to-high single digit range; however, the cold front will drop temperatures quickly. 

Environment Canada says Albertans could see a drop of 20 degrees or more in six hours.

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