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Calgary gets sneak peek of winter

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We may have dodged a September snowfall this year, but October has brought a taste of winter to the city.

Reports started coming in Sunday night about snow covered roads east of the city, and a winter storm warning is in effect for Calgary Monday morning, as flakes are expected to fall well into the afternoon.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Blaine Lowry said it’s only a sneak peek.

Motorists can expect some slushy roads and a blustery commute.

“The strongest of those winds, we’re anticipating to be through the morning hours,” he said.

“And that’s going to be blowing all that snow that’s coming down around.”

Calgary could see up to 10 centimetres of snow.

“It should melt fairly quickly. We aren’t anticipating terribly cold temperatures, so it should clear up fairly quickly,” Lowry said.

Lowry said we may even see some sunshine peek through before Monday evening.