Sunny weather short-lived, as snowfall warnings issued for southwest Alberta

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Despite sunny weather in southern Alberta on Saturday, winter is not done with the region yet. (Sarah Rieger/CBC - image credit)
Despite sunny weather in southern Alberta on Saturday, winter is not done with the region yet. (Sarah Rieger/CBC - image credit)

It was 20 C in much of southwest Alberta on Saturday afternoon, but winter is not done with the region yet.

Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for regions stretching from Hinton to Waterton at 3:30 p.m., saying that 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall beginning early Sunday morning. The warnings reach east to Airdrie and Bragg Creek.

The snowfall is expected to be heavy at times and will fall throughout the day before tapering off on Monday.

The agency warned drivers to prepare for quickly changing or deteriorating travel conditions, and said the heavy snow could reduce visibility.

Snow is also in the forecast for Calgary, with the temperature dipping to 0 C and flurries expected on Sunday afternoon.

An up-to-date list of weather alerts is available on Environment Canada's website.