Despite the recent warm weather, Environment Canada says spring is still struggling to make an appearance.
The weather agency has issued a SNOWFALL WARNING saying a major winter storm is moving up into southeastern Saskatchewan.
According to Dan Fulton, meteorologist with Environment Canada, starting Monday residents can expect heavy snow and freezing rain in the southeastern parts of the province.
Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.
Fulton says an intense low pressure system in Montana will spread heavy snow to eastern Saskatchewan through Monday morning, beginning over the Weyburn and Fort Qu’Appelle area, before pushing further north throughout the day.
Heavy snow will begin to taper off in southern sections early Monday evening, and later this evening for regions further north such as Nipawin and Weyburn.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Fulton says — like any storm — drivers are reminded to take appropriate precautions. That means checking the forecast before travelling and staying put when harsh winter conditions exist.
Places along the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border are predicted to be hit worst — with anywhere from five to 30 centimetres of snow and heavy winds in the forecast.