Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special weather statement on Monday morning.

"A significant change in weather is coming this week, with cooler temperatures and 15 to 25 centimetres of snow possible,' the statement advised.

On Tuesday, a cold front sweeping south through Alberta will bring temperatures down to below zero. On Tuesday evening, snowfall will begin for parts of western and southern Alberta.

"Snowfall will intensify on Wednesday, and continue until early Friday morning. Over 48 hours, snowfall totals of 15 to 25 centimetres are expected for parts of western and southern Alberta."

Higher amounts are possible over the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Snowfall warnings may be required for some regions.

Residents are encouraged to monitor updated forecasts for details.

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