Today is the first day of Winter and it is looking pretty balmy but it’s not going to last for long.

“Unfortunately, that break from that Arctic air won't last very long. The low pressure system will slowly move to the east and drag back some Arctic air down over Lacombe,” said Kyle Fougere, Meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

For the rest of December Fougere says we can expect colder than normal temperatures. However, if you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you’re in luck.

“We've got 60 per cent chance of flurries for Wednesday overnight and all day Thursday. Then there's a chance of snow right into Saturday. As the system kind of settles in, we're not expecting huge amounts or anything but it's there's definitely the chance on and off of snow for the rest of this week, basically,” said Fougere.

He noted that we can expect the weather to be especially cold on Christmas Day at around minus 30.

If you’re planning on hitting the road to visit family, snowfall may make travel difficult on Wednesday, December 22 and possibly into the rest of the week depending on where you are headed.

“Basically from Edmonton, West towards like the Grand Cache and Hinton areas, we're expecting to see likely 15 to 25 centimeters of snow in that area, but down by Lacombe you know it's 60 per cent chance of flurries basically every day from Wednesday night through the end of the week,” said Fougere.  

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