The models changed dramatically on the weekend as they pushed the system that is entering the Prairies this morning northward, rather than moving on the southern track that was expected on Friday. As a result there are heavy snowfall warnings across northern Alberta and Saskatchewan this morning with amounts expected to be in the 10cm to 15 cm range. The system will exit Alberta this evening and move through Saskatchewan and Manitoba tomorrow. Most of the heavy snow will be reported north of Highway 16 over the next two days. Southern and central growing areas will receive lesser amounts with mostly 2cm to 5cm amounts expected and border regions will just receive scattered light flurries.
Temperatures were mild overnight with overnight low temperatures hitting the 0C to -8C range. Daily highs will be mild in southern growing areas today with temperatures expected to range from the 3C to 10C range. Cooler temperatures are expected in the north with most locations struggling to reach the freezing mark. Tomorrow will see a sharp drop in temperatures as the system moves across the Prairies with daily high temperatures expected to reach the 0C to -5C range. The models are forecasting a rebound in the temperatures through the remainder of the week, with daily high temperatures from Wednesday forward expected to be in the 5C to 10C range for the remainder of the week.