Enjoy the nice weather while you can Lethbridge because there’s cold front our way next week.
According to Meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Kyle Fougere, the warm weather we’ve been getting will be ending on Sunday as a low pressure system develops over the province that’s going to spread snow across a wide portion of the province, which will drag cold air from the North West Territories.
“We’re going to see a really big change in the weather pattern as we go from well above normal to below normal for this time of year as this arctic air spreads across the province. So by the time we’re into the middle of next week, we’re expecting overnight lows to be into the minus 20s. And by the end of next week, we could even move flirting with minus 30,” says Fougere.
He adds that our weather tends to go from well above average to well below average quickly with the air masses that are in place with the cold arctic air masses that linger near the province.
In regards to snow, Fougere says that total accumulations will be around the 5 to 10 centimetre mark during the four day period of Sunday to Monday, and Wednesday to Thursday, and recommends that if you have travel plans to pay attention to the weather and make sure to have an emergency kit in your vehicle.
“If anyone does have any travel plans, especially like Sunday into Monday, really pay attention to the weather and if you’re going to be travelling, make sure you have an emergency kit in your vehicle just in case something happens along the route.”
Flurries are set to start Sunday morning.