Old Man winter appears to be roaring back into the prairies with a pair of storm systems set to hit Saskatchewan this weekend.
Environment Canada is forecasting a mixture of snow and rain for much of Saskatchewan this weekend before it lifts midway through next week.
Meteorologist Terri Lang said the worst of it should be staying in the Maple Creek and Shaunavon areas.
“Looks like it’s going to mainly be the southwest and south affected,” Lang said. “Areas towards Yorkton and Saskatoon won’t be as affected.”
Lang said those using Saskatchewan’s highways should take precautions.
“People that are traveling, especially those traveling west into Alberta, should be prepared for winter driving conditions, and make sure that they check the highways hotline before heading out.”
Lang said there’s a second wave of rain and snow that will hit more north than the first.
“We’re keeping an eye on another system that’s moving through what looks like Sunday, but that’s going to affect more central sections of the province, and we may see some warnings with that,” Lang said. “It looks like there’s some snow with that one, and some more freezing rain.”
As far as harvest 2018 is concerned, Lang said with the weather patterns indicate a direct shift to winter-like conditions, it could come to an end prematurely for farmers with crops left in the field.