Frost expected on western Prairies next week

CNS Canada –– Environment Canada says it expects widespread frost across parts of Western Canada next week.

Forecasts from the weather agency show freezing marks in most growing regions across Alberta and Saskatchewan from Tuesday to Thursday (Sept. 10-12) with a risk of frost.

Temperatures in the Peace River region are expected to drop as low as -2 C on Tuesday morning.

Overnight lows in the low single digits are in the forecast for Manitoba as well.

The outlook is similar to one offered by World Weather Inc. in Kansas. WWI’s Drew Lerner said earlier in the week that an ongoing battle between warm and cool air would likely result in a general freeze by the middle of next week, particularly in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The upper air flow pattern is expected to keep most of the coolness locked in the western Prairies too, before moving east.

Lerner said he expected the presence of the cold air would result in less rain.

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