It may have been downgraded from a winter storm to a snowfall warning, but Regina and Moose Jaw are still expecting upwards of ten centimeters before Friday is over.
Environment Canada’s David Baggaley said the warning was downgraded because the system is further south than originally anticipated.
“Exactly, the winter storm conditions are closer to the international border, for the areas including Regina and along the Trans-Canada Highway probably a better representation is a heavy snowfall event,” he said.
“There will still be some blowing snow but not as wide spread as we originally anticipated,” Baggaley added.
Winter storm warnings do remain in effect for regions from Swift Current through Assiniboia to Estevan.
“If you’re a little bit closer to the international border, you’ll probably see closer to 15 centimeters of snow and some stronger winds with some more prolonged blowing snow down there,” Baggaley said.
Highway conditions are dangerous with a travel not recommended status issued for many highways in and around Regina including Highway 1 west. It is still recommended you check the Highway Hotline before you head out.
Regina streets are also slippery. Caution is advised.