It’s mid-April, and normally Regina see’s daytime highs around 13 degrees this time of year, instead five to ten centimeters of snow is expected to fall in the queen city on Tuesday.
Environment Canada’s John Paul Cragg said it’s part of a large system that’s also bringing heavy snow to the foothills in Alberta.
“Expect winter driving conditions especially for the eastern side of the province and the northern edge of the province,” said Cragg.
“That’s because we have a system that is passing through Saskatchewan over the next couple of days, it’s in Alberta right now,” he added.
Cragg also said the potential is there for freezing rain and showers, adding overnight lows will create icy roadways both in city’s and on the highways.
In March Regina saw 46 centimeters of snow, which is close to half the average for the entire winter season.
Up until Sunday there had been 178 consecutive days of below zero temperatures.