August 16, 2019 11:17 pm
Updated: August 16, 2019 11:21 pm

Frost advisories issued for various parts of Alberta on Friday

WATCH ABOVE: Global News weather specialist Phil Darlington's 6:30 p.m. weather forecast for Edmonton and surrounding areas for Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.


It may still be summer but some parts of Alberta aren’t safe from possibly experiencing some seriously cold temperatures on Friday night.

Environment Canada issued a number of frost advisories in the province on Friday afternoon.

“Patchy frost is expected tonight,” the weather agency said on its website. “Cover up plants, especially those in frost-prone areas.”

Environment Canada said it issues frost advisories when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season.

They said the dip in temperatures can lead to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.

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While most of Friday’s frost advisories were issued in parts of northern Alberta, parts of Mountain View County and Rocky View County in southern Alberta were also issued advisories.

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For a complete list of areas in Alberta that have been issued a weather alert, click here.

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