Snow in April is nothing new to Calgarians. Here, the city woke up to a dump of wet snow on April 13, 2017.
Umbrellas or snow boots? Take your pick. Forecasters say a spring storm this weekend will likely drop significant amounts of snow or rain on a large swath of southern Alberta.According to Environment Canada’s forecast Friday afternoon, Calgary is under a winter storm watch, with some parts of southeastern Alberta expected to see around 15 to 25 cm of snow.The weather agency is also saying there is a 30 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers in Calgary overnight Friday. Saturday is expected to be cloudy with showers starting around noon, with the night bringing rain or snow, wind and a low of -4C. Environment Canada adds western Alberta could get a quick blast of snow to the Highway 2 corridor and will combine with northerly winds gusting to 90 km/h, giving possible brief whiteout conditions to the area in the later afternoon hours.Over the Kananaskis region, possible snowfall accumulations could reach 20 cm starting Saturday afternoon and tapering off Sunday morning.Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.Meteorologists will have their work cut out for them when attempting to forecast snowfall totals with this dynamic spring system. Timing/track, presence of both upright and slant-wise convective elements, snow-water ratios, and mesoscale terrain effects all at play. #abstorm pic.twitter.com/b9GAU9ROie— Kyle Brittain (@KyleTWN) April 26, 2019On Sunday, the temperature is expected to dip to a low of -4 C, with Monday bringing a low of -5 C and a high of 2 C.Environment Canada calls for flurries or showers for Wednesday as well.