Southern Albertans should keep their snow shovels on stand-by with a big swing in weather conditions forecast to kick off the first few weeks of November.
November is going to come in like a lion across southern Alberta and most of the Canadian prairies. Environment Canada is forecast a major change in weather conditions starting November 1st. The weather office says after Halloween, temperatures are expected to plummet with daytime highs not expected to get any warmer than -1 for at least two weeks, maybe longer. By the weekend, day time highs in Lethbridge are forecast to barely break -7 or -8. With the cold snap comes snow. Early indications are parts of southwest Alberta could see 10-15 cm of snow by the end of this weekend and possibly more snow for the Remembrance Day long weekend as well. Overnight lows for the first few weeks of November could range anywhere between -7 and -15. - Pat Siedlecki