Just in time to ring in the new year, Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement which is expected to hit portions of Saskatchewan Friday morning.
Travellers and motorists alike should be advised this Alberta Clipper will be responsible for bringing 10 centimetres of snow along with strong northwest winds causing reduced visibilities at times in blowing snow.
The weather office says, as of Thursday morning, the exact path of this clipper is not precisely known.
However indicators suggest it will track along the Yellowhead Highway corridor of southeastern Saskatchewan beginning Friday morning.
It is then expected to move south of the Trans-Canada Highway corridor in Manitoba by Friday afternoon with most of the snow falling to the north of the track.
The clipper is then expected to pull out of southeastern Manitoba late Friday evening into early Saturday morning.
In the meantime, the forecast is expected to bring mostly sunshine after this system leaves.
However, Environment Canada is calling for much colder temperatures.
Windchill early in the new year will likely be a factor as well.