After a beautiful weekend, Cochrane residents are in for a change in weather. 

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special weather statement for the area, saying a significant amount of snow could fall over the next few days. 

"There remains uncertainty as to how much snowfall will accumulate, though amounts of 5 to 10 cm are possible by Wednesday morning in some locations."

Later today, southern Alberta can expect a shift in weather.

Following a period of unusually warm spring temperatures, a cold front is set to sweep through the region this afternoon and evening, extending to the American border by tonight.

This front will bring with it a cooler air mass, accompanied by precipitation in the form of rain and snow.

Rain will come first transitioning to snow later on. The changeover from rain to snow is expected to start this evening north of Calgary, progressing overnight closer to Calgary itself.

Areas closer to the Saskatchewan and American borders will experience rain for a more extended period before changing to snow tomorrow. Given temperatures hovering slightly above zero degrees Celsius, the type of precipitation and snow accumulation will fluctuate considerably.

The cool temperatures are expected to stick around for the rest of the week.