With unseasonable temperatures and snow hitting the Foothills heading into Easter weekend, residents are antsy over what we'll be seeing in the next few days.
Environment & Climate Change Canada meteorologist Rob Griffith says it's looking like things will improve as we head into next week.
"We're looking at kind of a persistent forecast here with a mix of sun and cloud, some flurries, with possibly some local light snowfall accumulations. But Saturday, we'll see a gradual clearing for the Foothills regions, and then, really Sunday and Monday look to be the nicest days of the weekend."
As the week progresses, says Griffith, we should see a return to the temperatures you'd expect to see in April, with highs of around 10 degrees.
For those driving over the weekend, Griffith says conditions will vary, and that it's best to check ahead of time in order to anticipate road and weather conditions.
With temperatures dipping back down into the negative degrees overnight, we could see ice forming.
"It's possible that pooling water could freeze up again overnight. Busier roads tend to stay a little warmer, but you should be aware of any ice forming on the road in the overnight hours and early morning."
As for where this sudden turn came from, Griffith referred to a common occurrence that happens when a low-pressure system meets with the mountains.
"What tends to happen in the foothills in this type of situation is you're getting a northerly flow up against the mountains and that pushes the air upwards, which will cause the formation of some flurries. We call it convective snow. Basically, it tends to be persistent where you have moisture pooling up against the mountains and dropping as snow."
More precipitation is expected next week, with a storm system that's anticipated to roll through much of the province on Tuesday.
It's a little too far out to anticipate what that will look like; Griffith says it could come as rain or snow depending on when it hits and the temperature at that time.
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