Some relief from the frigid cold has arrived in the Foothills.

A chinook is making its way through bringing daytime highs of up to four degrees in some parts of the Foothills by the end of the week.

Dan Kulak, meteorologist with Environment Canada, says this weather is coming from the west.

"The warm weather that's moving into Alberta and the prairies is coming from BC and the Pacific, that's where the warmer air comes from. The cold weather we've had in the last number of days, that Arctic air mass, is sliding off to the east as the warm air moves in."

After the little thaw over the next few days the Foothills will see more seasonal temperatures return next week.

Kulak says January's forecast is looking fairly unpredictable.

"We're predicting sort of a cooler and damper pattern across parts of Western Canada, that being said I think the weather is you'll get what you get here. We've had some wild swings in the weather between the cold in November, warm in early December, cold in late in December, warm in early January, it's just going to be probably more of that, give or take, in the next couple months."

For the latest forecast visit the High River Online weather page.


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