Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued a special weather statement alerting residents to a significant change in weather expected to sweep across Alberta this week.

The statement warns of cooler temperatures and the potential for significant snow accumulation in certain regions.

"A significant change in weather is coming this week, with cooler temperatures and 15 to 25 cm of snow possible," read the statement from ECCC. 

According to the statement, a cold front is forecasted to move south through Alberta on Tuesday, causing temperatures to plummet below zero.

Subsequently, snowfall is expected to commence on Tuesday evening in parts of western and southern Alberta.

The intensity of the snowfall is anticipated to peak on Wednesday and persist until early Friday morning.

Higher amounts of snowfall are possible over the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

ECCC suggests that snowfall warnings may be issued for specific regions as the situation progresses.

Residents are strongly advised to stay informed by monitoring updated forecasts for detailed information on the evolving weather conditions.

As Alberta braces for this significant weather event, residents must take necessary precautions and prepare for potential disruptions to travel and daily routines.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

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