Some parts of Alberta could be getting another blast of winter.
 
A system will be moving through the province on Thursday (Mar.15), bringing heavy snowfall to some areas and rain to others.
 
"Quite a bit of snow could fall, especially by the foothills. We're looking at places like Pincher Creek all that way up to just west of Edmonton," said Environment Canada's warning preparedness meteorologist John Paul Cragg.
 
Starting in the late afternoon/evening, the Fort is expected to see some precipitation. Whether that's snow or rain is still undetermined.
 
"It could be a mix of precipitation as it will be falling with temperatures close to 0 C. Some surrounding areas will see both," added Cragg.
 
Although a good amount of snow has melted already due to the recent warm weather, a dense snowfall could pose spring setbacks.
 
"When you get temperatures closer to zero degrees there's a lot more water with the snow. When it finally melts there's going to be a lot more runoff with it."
 
Most of southern Alberta is under a snowfall warning as of Wednesday (Mar.14).
 
 
 
 
 

 

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