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Weather Change: Late September snowfall likely for southern Alberta

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It might officially now be fall, however that is going to feel short-lived.

A major change in the weather is forecast for late in the week, with everything from rain to wind and even snow in some areas across southern Alberta.

Environment Canada Kyle Fougere says conditions will start to change on Thursday (Sept. 26). “It just gets worse from there. As we get to the weekend, the first system will roll through and drag down some cold air and then a second low pressure system will move in that will bring precipitation which will likely turn to snow. It looks like basically Friday night into Saturday is when that will first happen.”

Fougere some areas, especially along the foothills and higher elevations, could see a fair bit of snow, especially for this time of year.

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The map above indicates the most likely areas for snow.

He notes it’s these shoulder seasons that we tend to see these big swings in temperatures. “We can see very rapid changes, just like this week from above normal temperatures to what could be very cold conditions by the end of the week.”

Fougere says some of those areas could see a significant amount of snow this weekend (for this time of year) so people should pay attention to weather as we get closer to the weekend.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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