Environment Canada is forecasting snow to fall for much of today and this weekend, but it could be much worse.
Regina will see light snow off and on throughout the weekend, whereas the middle part of the Province, including Saskatoon and Prince Albert, are under a snow fall warning for the time being.
Mark Melsness, meteorologist for Environment Canada, explains why the snow and cold have hit Saskatchewan.
“We’ve got a low pressure system moving through, and that is giving snow to the northern grain belt, temperatures quite mild in Regina, but it looks like they’ll be falling throughout the day (Friday), so getting down to about -9°C or -10°C by the evening and continuing to drop (during the) night and holding steady to about -15°C (Saturday).”
Melsness says Regina, along with the rest of southern Saskatchewan, won’t have to worry about snowfall warnings during the weekend.
“It looks like that one is going to miss the south, we’re looking for amounts of about 10 to perhaps as much as 20 centimetres, but that will be mainly to the north of the yellowhead (highway).”
The weather will continue to be tricky next work week, with Tuesday hitting a high of +1°C, then Wednesday with a high of only -21°C.