With Easter this weekend, Airdrie and its surrounding area will see a big temperature shift from Friday night to Monday.

Currently, temperatures are forecasted to reach -18 Friday night, while the daytime high Monday is around 14 degrees.

For those travelling on Good Friday, the high is around -6 degrees, but you could see some snow, according to Terri Lang, Meteorologist with Environmental and Climate Change Canada. 

"We have a good chance to see snow, nothing too major but should be prepared if they are travelling."

Saturday will also be a chilly day but it will start to slowly warm up as the daytime high could reach zero degrees.

"Looks like a Chinook will kick in towards the end of the weekend, maybe melt some of that snow away."

According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, Chinooks are warm, dry, gusty, westerly winds that blow down from the rocky mountains into the mountains' eastern slopes and the western prairies.

Come Sunday, we could see a daytime high of seven degrees, before a high of around 14 degrees on Monday.

"It does look like we could see some colder air coming back later next week."

Lang does want to remind residents that seeing snow in April is always a possibility, so make sure you keep the snow shovels handy just in case.

"I know everybody's anxious for spring, but this is the weather we have in southern Alberta."

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