Calgary sits just below the area under a special weather statement for Alberta issued by Environment Canada.
The weather office says the first in a series of weather systems from BC will move through Northern Alberta today. An area of snow will develop in the Peace Country around noon and track into Saskatchewan this evening.
A second, stronger low pressure system will reach the province by tomorrow morning blanketing areas north of Edmonton with up to 15 centimeters of snow. Between Airdrie and Edmonton, the storm will bring freezing rain.
Environment Canada says warnings for heavy snow and freezing rain could be issued once details concerning the intensity and track of the systems become clearer.
Special weather statements issued at 5:04 a.m. Thursday for Northern and Southern Alberta:
=new= City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park
=new= Spruce Grove – Morinville – Mayerthorpe – Evansburg
=new= Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville – Redwater – Smoky Lake
=new= Drayton Valley – Devon – Rimbey – Pigeon Lake
=new= Leduc – Camrose – Wetaskiwin – Tofield
=new= Westlock – Barrhead – Athabasca
=new= Lloydminster – Wainwright – Vermilion – Provost
=new= Bonnyville – St. Paul – Cold Lake – Lac la Biche
=new= Whitecourt – Edson – Fox Creek – Swan Hills
=new= Hinton – Grande Cache
=new= Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview
=new= Slave Lake.
=new= Airdrie – Cochrane – Olds – Sundre
=new= Drumheller – Three Hills
=new= Rocky Mountain House – Caroline
=new= Red Deer – Ponoka – Innisfail – Stettler
=new= Hanna – Coronation – Oyen.