In the lead-up to the first snowfall of the year, the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a winter snowfall outlook, which says there could be an average of 20 centimetres of snow for parts of the province over the next few days.
The bureau says this could be up to six to eight centimetre of snow per day.
This is the first time this has happened in Alberta since the early 1970s, when it was more common for the weather to drop below the 10 centimetral snowfall threshold.
A forecast of a 10 centimeter (4 inch) snowfall is possible on Friday, but the likelihood of the forecast becoming more severe is uncertain.
On Wednesday, the forecast was revised to a 5 centimetal snowfall, with the risk of a five-day period of 0.5 centimetras (0.08 inches) of snow.