Snowfall warning in place for areas of northern Alberta

A man and a child use shovels to remove snow at the door of their house. RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Parts of northern Alberta — including the Grande Prairie, Westlock and Slave Lake areas — could see up to 15 centimetres of snow by Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning early Monday morning for the regions north of Edmonton.

Heavy snow is expected to develop in the affected regions by Monday afternoon, with 10 to 15 centimetres of snow expected in areas stretching from Grande Prairie to Cold Lake.

Snow was set to begin at around noon Monday in the Grande Prairie area and spread east towards Cold Lake by Monday evening. Most of the heavy snow should remain south of Fort McMurray, according to Environment Canada.

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Snow is expected to taper off by Tuesday morning, according to the federal weather agency.

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Visibility may be reduced by the heavy snow, so drivers are asked to slow down and adjust their driving to the changing road conditions.

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Edmonton was not included in the snowfall warning, but will still see anywhere between three to six centimetres of snow Monday night, according to Global Edmonton meteorologist Jesse Beyer.

“Keep that in mind for your travel plans, as by mid-week, blowing snow is a concern.”

Edmonton will also see a cool down this week, with daytime highs between -5 C and -10 C through the week.

Watch below: Mike Sobel’s early-morning weather forecast for the Edmonton area

Click to play video: 'Edmonton early morning weather forecast: Monday, November 13, 2017'
Edmonton early morning weather forecast: Monday, November 13, 2017

For an up-to-date list of areas under the snowfall warning, visit Environment Canada’s website.

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