As our neighbours to the east manage a large storm expecting in some places over two feet of snow, here in central Alberta, the weather is looking pretty typical for this time of year. Here’s a look at weather heading into the long weekend.

“We have a pretty big low pressure system that's impacting eastern parts of the prairies right now that's sort of falling off to the east.  In its wake, we just sort of have benign weather in Alberta and Saskatchewan once this thing moves out of the way just a couple of flurries hanging around sort of tonight and probably into Friday but nothing too significant,” said Jesse Wagar, Meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

We can expect things to start to warm up by Saturday.

“Temperatures should be above a little bit above 0 on Saturday, and then the really warm push starts for Sunday and Monday. I believe we're looking at highs around 10-12 degrees on Monday and then that, really just sort of continues through the week,” added Wagar.

Wagar says 10-12 degrees is around average for this time of year. It’s a good time to be thankful were on the western side of the storm.

“I think it's going to be a beautiful weekend nice and sunny, nice, and warm on Monday. So enjoy!” she added.