A heavy band of snow and rain will pass through the central and northern parts of the province this weekend, and that has officials concerned about the potentially damaging aftermath.
Patrick Boyle with the Water Security Agency said if you’re heading out for the long weekend, keep an eye out — especially if you’re heading out to cabin country.
“As everyone gears up for cabin season out on the lakes and rivers, many will see how this year the ice melted quite early and some of (the runoff) is a bit stronger than normal, so that’s a concern and something people should be aware of,” said Boyle.
He said despite the fact that this low pressure system is in the far north, the deep south of Saskatchewan could see some extra heavy run off.
The Hudson Bay area is one which has already had some hefty rainfall and significant runoff this year, and Boyle believes another big snow storm could trigger some even bigger problems.
“If this weather extends into that area, it could trigger another response there and we are going to be watching closely this weekend and into next week,” he added.
Upwards of 40 centimetres of snow could fall on parts of central and northern Saskatchewan this Easter long weekend, with other parts of the province likely to see severe wind gusts in their forecasts as well.