The potential for significant snowfall mid-week in Airdrie and the surrounding areas has triggered a special weather statement by Environment and Climate Change Canada on Monday morning.

"Snow is expected to begin Tuesday evening and continue through Wednesday. Total amounts between 10 to 25 centimetres are possible by Thursday morning, with the highest amounts falling west of Highway 2 over higher terrain," the statement said.

The snow will be heavy and wet, and may be mixed with rain in some areas, so total snowfall amounts will vary widely.

Locally, Airdrie's forecast is predicting snow or rain beginning this evening with a risk of a thunderstorm early this evening.

"Local snowfall amounts to two to four centimeters Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near midnight."

While there is no snow forecast for Tuesday during the day, there is a possibility of rain showers or flurries overnight. 

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