Farmers are anxious to get back in their fields to finish harvest after some saw their crops covered in snow earlier this week.

Meteorologist with Environment Canada, Brian Proctor, says the rest of the week looks pretty dry with highs of plus 8 degrees from Friday to Sunday in the High River area.

"While we haven't got fantastic news about rebounding into double digit temperatures and really good west to southwest winds, we do see a little bit of a drying trend over the next little period of time. A little blip on the early portion of the next work week, and then sort of dry after that again."

Proctor says, there's a 30 to 60 per cent chance of flurries on Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9.

"One of the big things on this one is going to be melting the snow that's fallen, and it should melt fairly rapidly. The ground is still relatively warm, so hopefully that'll help to melt that snowfall and then hopefully those people who haven't already got their crops in can get a chance to get it done before the portion of the typical fall conditions sort of push back in here."

He adds, their seasonal forecast doesn't show any clear precipitation trend for October, but it will be a bit cooler than normal.

 

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