A low pressure system is developing in the Yukon and will move into the Northwest Territories tonight. Behind the low, an intense cold front will drop southward through Northern Alberta on Monday and through Southern Alberta by Tuesday morning. The gusty northerly winds behind the cold front will bring a twenty degree drop in temperatures with Tuesday highs below zero throughout the province.
Mixed precipitation will accompany the front starting with rain and changing quickly over to snow especially in southwestern Alberta. Amounts of 5 to 10 cm are forecast with possibly higher amounts of 20 cm along the foothills. As well, the Highways 93 Icefields Parkway could see 15 to 25 cm and a snowfall warning is in effect for the higher elevations. Heavy snow should taper off by Tuesday evening.
Prepare for quickly changing weather with gusty winds, poor visibilities in heavy snow and deteriorating driving conditions.