Environment Canada says Red Deer will reach a high of -33 C, but there will be a -48 C wind chill this morning, improving to -39 C in the afternoon. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Special weather statement continues in Red Deer, central Alberta

Wintry weather is expected to continue through Tuesday in central Alberta, warns Environment Canada.

A special weather statement was issued Sunday, and was renewed Monday morning, for Red Deer and the surrounding area. The advisory is in effect for: Lacombe, Blackfalds, Eckville, Ponoka, Maskwacis, Sylvan Lake, Clive, Alix, Stettler, Spruce View and Bashaw among others.

Snow was expected to continue developing through parts of central Alberta Monday. Additionally a band of freezing rain is expected to develop late in the afternoon from near Drayton Valley, eastwards to the Saskatchewan border, and slowly move northeastwards through the evening.

On Tuesday, strong northwesterly winds will increase reducing visibility in blowing snow. Red Deer will be steady near – 5 C. Wind chill near – 15 C.

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