May 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Updated: May 19, 2019 6:56 pm

Spring frost grips central, southern Alberta May long weekend

Once again, frost advisories are in effect as temperatures are expected to dip to near or below freezing overnight Sunday into Monday morning.

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It was a frosty Sunday morning for parts of southern and central Alberta, and Monday morning could be much the same.

A ridge of high pressure allowed skies to clear overnight on Saturday and a cooler airmass moved in, dropping temperatures to near or below freezing.

Temperatures dipped to near or below freezing early Sunday morning, allowing frost to develop.

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Clear skies will dominate again Sunday night across central and southern Alberta, potentially allowing frost to form once again Monday morning.

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Areas below lingering cloud cover will likely stay warm enough to avoid frosty conditions.

Once again, frost advisories are in effect as temperatures are expected to dip to near or below freezing overnight Sunday into Monday morning.

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Environment Canada issued another frost advisory for central and southern Alberta on Sunday, including the City of Calgary, at around 3:30 p.m.

The frost may damage crops in frost-prone areas, the alert said, and residents should cover up any frost-sensitive plants and trees.

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