Blistering wind chill overnight then up to 40 cm of snow Tuesday

A dog of the breed Bearded Collie runs through the snow.

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Monday is clear and cold with the risk of frostbite overnight but watch out: a Colorado low is forecast to sweep across the region Tuesday bringing 30 to 40 cm of snow and winds of up to 60 km/h, Environment Canada predicts in a winter storm watch.

The week begins with a morning low of -13 C under cloudy skies with a 40 per cent chance of flurries. Skies clear near noon with a high of -9 C and wind chill of -17.

Overnight, the mercury drops to -19 C with a windchill of -28 and the risk of frostbite.

Expect increasing cloudiness Tuesday before snow begins late in the morning with 5 to 10 cm to start and easterly winds at 30 km/h gusting to 50 to blow it around. The wind chill is -28 in the morning and -19 in the afternoon.

“Avoid travel if possible,” Environment Canada warns. “Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

“There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.”

Overnight, the forecast is for more snow, local blowing snow and a low of -10 C.

Wednesday’s forecast simply says “snow” with a high of -3 C. Overnight, it’s periods of snow and a low of -9 C.

Thursday is cloudy with a high of -3 C. There’s a 60 per cent chance of overnight flurries and a low of -6 C.

Friday’s forecast features periods of snow or rain day and night, a high of 1 C and a low of -7 C.

For Saturday, expect cloudy skies with a 70 per cent chance of flurries during the day and 40 per cent overnight, a high of -5 C and a low of -14 C.

Mixed skies, a 40 per cent chance of flurries and a high of -6 C are expected Sunday.


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