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Heavy snow, freezing temperatures hitting southern Alberta this weekend

Last Updated Oct 15, 2020 at 11:47 am MST

A Calgary street blanketed with snow on Oct. 14. 2020. (CREDIT: @CSaundersUK, Twitter)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Heavy snow and freezing temperatures are making their way to southern Alberta this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of central and southern Alberta, including Calgary.

A Pacific low is making its way through central B.C. and could hit southern Alberta Thursday night and into Friday, bringing anywhere from five to 10 centimetres of snow.

That amount could be greater for areas in the foothills and mountain parks.

Right now, it’s not clear how much snow could hit the Calgary area but meteorologists are warning about a sharp drop in temperatures.

The low for Friday is expected to reach minus 14 degrees.

Wind gusts are also forecasted to be between 60 and 80 km/hr.

The abrupt change in weather could lead to hazardous road conditions, particularly for the afternoon commute on Friday.

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