EDMONTON — Portions of central and southwestern Alberta were under rainfall and snowfall warnings Sunday morning.
Environment Canada’s rainfall warning covered regions north, west and south of Edmonton, including areas around Athabasca, Fox Creek, Swan Hills, Spruce Grove, Drayton Valley and Pigeon Lake.
While rain continued to fall in Edmonton, the city wasn’t under the warning as of 11 a.m. Environment Canada said the warning would be monitored closely and could be extended if necessary. Edmonton was expected to receive about 35 to 30 millimetres of rain.
Areas under the warning were expected to receive steady rainfall over the long weekend, with about 40 to 60 mm expected by the time it tapers off Monday morning.
Rainfall warnings are issued when 50 mm of rain is anticipated within 24 hours or less.
The snowfall warning covered areas farther southwest of Edmonton, including Rocky Mountain House, Banff National Park, Kananaskis, Canmore and areas just north of Calgary Sunday morning. By early Sunday afternoon, the snowfall warning was dropped for the Banff National Park, Kananaskis and Canmore regions.
The Rocky Mountain House region was expected to receive a rain/snow mix.
Upwards of 10 to 20 centimetres of heavy, wet snow was expected by the end of Sunday.
For the latest weather warnings, visit Environment Canada’s website.