A special weather statement is in effect for much of central Alberta, including Red Deer, Lacombe and Sylvan Lake.
Environment Canada is warning there will be an “abrupt transition to fall” this Labour Day weekend. A low-pressure system will develop over southeastern Alberta Saturday morning and move quickly across the prairies throughout the weekend.
This system will bring showers, gusty winds and colder temperatures, with daytime highs around 10-15 C.
A cold air mass will slide south in the wake of the system and entrench itself over Alberta by Monday morning, with overnight low temperatures falling below 0 C.
In Red Deer, Sunday is expected to be rainy with a daytime high of 11 C and Monday is expected to have a mix of sun and cloud with a daytime high of 9 C. Temperatures in the city are expected to return to the high teens or low 20s beginning Tuesday.
Currently, snowfall is expected to remain in and near the mountain parks, however there is a chance of seeing mixed precipitation in areas along lower elevations of the foothills, including Calgary.
Frost is likely for most of Alberta on Monday morning and widespread on Tuesday morning, especially in the central and southern regions.
More information is available on Environment Canada’s website.