A significant shift in weather in Strathmore is coming. 

Today (April 2) is anticipated to be sunny with a high of 15 degrees Celsius, and while it may feel like the start of spring, the rest of the week will see a dramatic shift in the forecast. 

A special weather statement is in effect for Strathmore, Brooks, Vulcan, and surrounding areas, with snowfall and cooler temperatures expected. 

According to Environment Canada, Strathmore residents will see a multi-day snow event as a “cold front sweeps through Alberta on Wednesday.” 

Wednesday (April 3) is expected to be a high of 14 degrees Celsius, but we will see rain starting in the afternoon, which will eventually turn into freezing rain or snow in the evening and temperatures dropping down to zero degrees. 

“Snowfall will intensify on Thursday and spread eastwards towards the Saskatchewan border.” 

Thursday (April 4) will see more snow and freezing rain, with a high of 4 degrees Celsius during the day. 

The snow will continue throughout Friday and Saturday and should start to clear up by Sunday evening. 

According to Environment Canada, a total of 5 to 10 cm of snow is expected in southern Alberta, and up to 30 cm is expected in the foothills and in the mountains. 

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