LETHBRIDGE, AB – After a week of very warm weather, parts of southern Alberta will see a return to winter.
A special weather statement has been issued for several regions with conditions changing into Tuesday.
From Environment Canada:
Strong winds, snow, blowing snow and a rapid drop in temperature for southern Alberta Monday night.
Strong northwest winds gusting up to 70 km/h will begin along the central Foothills Monday evening. These winds will move to the southeast and strengthen through the night. Wind gusts up to 90 km/h are likely over southeastern Alberta by midnight. These winds will taper off by Tuesday morning.
Near the onset of these winds a brief period of rain or intense snow is expected. Visibility may be suddenly reduced to zero in snow and blowing snow. Behind this band of rain and snow poor visibility is possible in drifting or blowing snow until the winds begin to ease.
A rapid drop in temperature will occur with the northwest winds. Wet surfaces may freeze causing icy conditions.
Be prepared for poor travel conditions.