Environment Canada has upgraded it’s Winter Storm Watch, to a Warning for some parts of southwestern Saskatchewan, including Swift Current and Maple Creek.
Watches remain in place for areas including Assiniboia, Weyburn, Estevan and further north around Kindersley.
Thanks to a low pressure system near the pacific coast, bands of rain or freezing rain will begin Thursday evening before turning to snow overnight.
This snow will end Friday morning with amounts varying, with up to 10 cm over higher terrain in the Cypress Hills region.
As well, locally strong wind gusts of 90 km/h are likely in the lee of the Cypress Hills late Thursday afternoon and into Thursday night.
People in the affected areas are being advised to check highway conditions if they need to travel, prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating road conditions.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur at the same time.
Regina is not under any watches or warnings at this time, however snow and blowing snow are in the forecast for Friday afternoon.