The sudden change in weather has a lot of people anxiously keeping an eye on the sky, perhaps none more than the people who look after the power lines in the Drumheller area.
"We certainly take weather forecasts into account," said Sylvia Adams of ATCO Electric in the valley. "We keep our supervisor on call and any staff on call apprised of upcoming situations."
"If we see a severe weather event coming we may even send folks home to put them at rest so that they would be available through the night and so on if we deem that necessary as well," she continued.
Environment Canada has a wind warning out for much of east central Alberta, including Drumheller. Gusts of 90 kilometres per hour could occur this afternoon. They're also calling for up to 30 mm. of rain before the storm moves on overnight.
"We do try to keep an eye on it and prepare in any way that we can to have personnel available who are rested, they can work safely and can get power restored when necessary," concluded Adams.