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Environment Canada warns of snow, freezing rain to hit Calgary

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DH Calgary Staff Mar 14, 2018 9:30 am 1,862

Winter’s onslaught of mildly uncomfortable chaos is not quite at an end in Calgary, at least not for the next few days.

Environment Canada –which really seems to have had more bad news than good news this season – has issued a special weather statement warning Calgarians of the doom awaiting us just off our horizon.

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While today may seem a crisp, sunny spring day, the forecast to follow will be anything but.

A low pressure system is expected to sweep into our little area of Alberta, bringing with it rain, freezing rain, and snow starting on Thursday and sticking around straight through Saturday.

Environment Canada

Calgary weather this weekend (Environment Canada)

Environment Canada states that it is unsure exactly how much of the cold white stuff will be coming down, but will keep us updated with warnings as we head into the thick of it.

“At this time, there is still uncertainty as to where the highest amounts of precipitation will fall,” the statement says.

“Environment and Climate Change Canada Meteorologists will monitor the situation closely and issue weather warnings as required.”

As always, it is encouraged to avoid travelling on heavily impacted roadways, especially if you still haven’t gotten around to putting on those winter tires.

“It is likely that travel will be impacted along portions of the Trans-Canada Highway and the QE2 Highway,” the statement reads.

If you can make it through the next few days, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday of next week are looking to be sunny and warm – a great start for the first official day of spring.

Environment Canada

Calgary weather next week (Environment Canada)

 

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