Environment Canada forecasting up to 20 centimetres of snow for Calgary

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Old Man Winter has returned to Calgary and he’s doing his part to ensure people practice social distancing.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Calgary, and the conditions are favourable for staying inside and binge-watching your favourite new show.

Be prepared for a “long period of snowfall” with amounts of 10-20 centimetres by Saturday evening, according to Environment Canada. The snow is forecast to keep falling throughout Friday and Saturday.

Environment Canada is warning that this could make travel conditions tricky, with the potential for sudden reduced visibility on the highway. Counties surrounding Calgary are under winter storm warnings, with accumulation of 40 cm in some areas and blowing snow.

Aside from the snow, it will be cold, with temperatures falling to -19 C this afternoon. Winds will be 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h at times, increasing the risk for frostbite. Those conditions will continue through Saturday.

Sunday should bring some relief with the return of the sun, and temperatures climbing to -12 C.