September is due to turn into Snowtember for many parts of the province.

While it's technically still summer as the first official day of fall is Sept. 22, some areas will be receiving a taste of winter with warnings and a travel advisory in place.

Dan Kulak, Meteorologist with Environment Canada, says the northern and western parts of the province will catch it worse than the Foothills.

"We do have snowfall warnings out for Slave Lake, Hinton, and Grande Prairie. Those areas could see 10 to 15 centimetres of snow in the next day to day and a half. Further south in the Okotoks areas we're not expecting a lot of accumulation so the cooler air is in moving in. We do expect some snow into Thursday but really not a lot of accumulation, and below normal temperatures for the next number of days."

Kulak says the Okotoks area will see temperatures below the seasonal average for the next week.

"The coolest days are going to be Thursday and Friday with temperatures around six or seven degrees and morning lows near or just above the freezing mark. Those are the most likely times you're going to get some white precipitation out there. By the weekend and early part of next week still only recovering to about 12 degrees, the seasonal average is around 17."

He adds the ground is still warm so as the snow falls, even if the air is cool, there can still be significant melting which makes it difficult to gage how much is falling.

For the latest weather forecast visit the weather page.

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