Weather warnings are now in effect as another snow storm moves into the Foothills.

Patchy freezing drizzle will continue this morning for portions of southern Alberta before switching over to snow.

Freezing drizzle can produce thin, hard-to-detect layers of ice causing roads, highways and walkways to become icy and slippery.

A low pressure system developing over southern Alberta this morning will bring snowfall across much of southern Alberta.

Generally areas south and east of Calgary, including Calgary itself, can expect to see anywhere from 5 to 10 cm of snow by late this evening.

In addition to the fresh snowfall, gusty northerly winds will develop late Friday morning as the low begins to move southeastward into Montana.

With gusts of 50 to 60 km/h forecast this afternoon there is potential for localized blowing snow to reduce visibilities in exposed areas making travel difficult on some area highways. Winds will weaken and visibilities will improve this evening.

In the wake of the low pressure system an Arctic high pressure will build into the province ushering in unseasonably cold temperatures for the Easter long weekend.

Slow down, drive for the conditions and watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.


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