Environment Canada says the Lakeland should be expecting a “mixed bag” of weather today that could include freezing rain.
A fast moving low pressure system is forecast to develop in the foothills this afternoon and make its way towards the northeast by the evening before heading up into the Northwest Territories tomorrow morning.
While Edmonton and the surrounding area is forecasted to get some rain around the afternoon rush hour, as the system moves north it’s expected to turn to freezing rain rain for areas near Athabasca north through to Fort Chipewyan, including areas along Highway 63. Precipitation is expected to switch over to snow by tomorrow night for northern regions while areas to the south will see the precipitation end. The exact path of the low is still uncertain, however Environment Canada is fairly confident that freezing rain will impact the highways of northeastern Alberta Thursday evening.