Large winter storm to impact the Prairies & NW Ontario
Winter is not done with the Prairies just yet. A strong storm system will deliver heavy snow and strong winds to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and northwestern Ontario.
Snow is already falling across northern Alberta and it will move into Saskatchewan later this morning. In the heaviest snow, 20 to 30 cm is possible by tomorrow evening. Today, very strong winds are expected for the Foothills areas with gusts to 130 km/h possible.
Behind this low there is another one developing, across southern Alberta, snow squalls are possible tonight and Monday. For southern sections such as Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek 10 to 15 cm of snow is possible by Tuesday.
Snow is expected tonight through Tuesday with about 5 to 10 cm expected for southern sections and 10 to 20 cm for northern areas. Winds are expected to gust between 50 and 80 km/h today and tonight and Monday gusts could potentially reach 100 km/h.
On Monday afternoon, temperatures will fall as rain changes to snow. Across southern sections of the province, snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 cm. Wind gusts to 100 km/h are possible.
From the interlake area to northern Manitoba, snow will begin tonight and continue through Monday with 20 to 30 cm expected combined with wind gusts to 80 km/h causing reduced visibility and blowing snow.
On Monday and Tuesday, the system will move into northwestern Ontario. Snowfall amounts between 15 and 25 cm are expected combined with winds gusts to 80 km/h. These conditions will cause widespread blowing snow.