The first snow storm of the season has moved into east central Alberta.
Snowfall totals for parts of southeastern Alberta will exceed 20 cm by this evening, with the highest amounts expected near the Cypress Hills. The rest of us can expect something in the 5-10 cm range.
Strong winds of 60 gusting to 90 km/h have also developed this morning with this system. These strong winds will combine with the falling snow to reduce visibilities in some areas. The strongest winds are expected to subside this afternoon.
The snow will taper off this afternoon through Drumheller, Calgary and Coronation and tonight through the far south.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.