Snow was falling at a moderate to heavy pace this morning over the foothills of southwestern Alberta as a small, but potent mid-level storm system tracked along the U.S./Canada border just to the south, which is a favorable track for snow in this region if the air aloft is cold enough.
The northern edge of the precipitation shield was up into the Calgary area, but surface temperatures in Calgary were well above freezing in the +5 to +7 range resulting in light rain.
Steady snow shown from earlier today along Highway 22 about 200 km south-southwest of Calgary at an elevation around 5,000 feet. Image courtesy of the Alberta highway department.
Sunshine Village Ski area in Banff also has some nice web cams of the recently fallen snow. You can check them out right here.
The snow will gradually wind down across this region during this afternoon as the mid-level low tracks farther away to the east and drier air works in from the north.
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Dry and hotter pattern in store for southern B.C. into next week, while the east turns cooler and more unsettled.
Potential for a significant storm later Sunday into Monday from Ontario to Quebec with heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, wind and snow.
Late-season snow for the western Prairies later this week and a look at the weekly long range pattern.