Storm Watch- Westlock and Barrhead Area
Please note that The Weather Network has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Westlock, Barrhead and surrounding areas.
**Significant snow and strong winds giving occasional blowing snow are expected Thursday evening into Friday.** A low pressure system will move into central Alberta Thursday evening bringing heavy snow and strong winds to western and central parts of the province. Current indications suggest the heaviest snow will fall in an area that extends from Peace River southwards to Grande Prairie and then eastwards into the Whitecourt and Barrhead regions where 10 to 20 cm of snow is possible by Friday evening. In addition, strong easterly winds, with gusts upwards of 60 km/h, will accompany the snow giving occasional reduced visibilities in blowing snow, especially in open areas and along exposed highways. Conditions will improve Friday night as the low pressure system moves out of the province."