It may be spring, but the weather appears to have missed the memo.
The weekend forecast is colder than usual, with Good Friday (Apr. 15) reporting a high of -3 C and Easter Sunday predicted to be around 2 C. The average high for this time of year is about 12 C.
"[There are] big troughs of low pressure all over Western Canada. What that's doing is giving cooler than average temperatures across all of Western Canada," explained Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.
The temperature should start improving sometime next week.
The area isn't expected to get a lot of snow. However, Lang said there is always a chance with the colder temperatures. Southern Alberta has a higher chance of seeing some snow fall, so she recommends that people leave their winter tires on and prepare for poor conditions if they travel over the weekend.