It looks like Mother Nature will be throwing some nasty weather at Alberta this week.

"It looks like quite an abrupt change in weather after a very nice long weekend. It looks like some rain, wind and cooler temperatures for a couple days on the way for parts of Alberta," stated Environment Canada Meteorologist, Kirk Tornaby.

"It's one of those cases where the system looks like it's moving through central parts of B.C. and it's going to come through Grand Prairie and dive towards Coronation. It looks like the heaviest rainfall will be through central parts of the province."

For areas around the Drumheller Valley, Tornaby explained that we shouldn't see much rain and he estimated around 30 millimetres through Wednesday until Thursday.

"For areas around Drumheller it doesn't look like quite as much rain, maybe as much as 30 mm throughout the day on Wednesday until Thursday morning, but the story will be the bigger winds as the system comes across. We can see winds upwards of 70 to gust 90 kilometres an hour tomorrow afternoon stretching into the overnight period," he noted.

"When you start to get up to 90 kilometres an hour we're talking about potentially damaging winds for infrastructure as well as any loose objects that are hanging around."

Monitor weather reports throughout the week and take precautions for extreme winds and large downpours of rain.

A wind warning has since been issued for the Drumheller region. 

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