Winter makes early appearance in Alberta
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Winter makes early appearance in Alberta

Last Updated Sep 13, 2018 at 7:55 am MDT

Grab your snow brush before you leave the house Thursday — you may need it.

A snowfall warning is out Banff National Park, but we could see some flakes falling as far east as Calgary.

Environment Canada’s Heather Rombough said the snowfall warning was extended down into Banff from the Jasper area Wednesday night after 11 centimetres had already fallen in areas like Grande Prairie.

“There’s a bit of a stronger flow in the atmosphere and it’s kind of carrying some heavier snow along with it from B.C. into Alberta,” she said.

She said the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) and the Town of Banff could get hit with around 10 centimetres of snow Thursday.

The good news is flakes flying in Calgary likely won’t accumulate much.

“East of the City of Calgary is expected to transition over to just showers by the afternoon, but Calgary itself, it’s hard to say if they’ll completely switch to showers there as well,” Rombough said.

Calgary is also well below seasonal temperatures for this time of year, as the average is 17, and expected highs are in single digits through the weekend.