It might not be a white Christmas, but it looks like it could be a wet and slick one, as Environment Canada has issued special freezing rain advisories for much of the province.
The freezing rain is set to begin Thursday night in the Lloydminster-North Battleford area, slowly working it’s way southeast, hitting Regina early Friday morning.
Meteorologist Terri Lang said driving will be a challenge for much of the day Friday.
“The temperature is forecast to go above zero later on during the day, so that should help to melt some of that stuff, but that early morning driving time is going to be pretty tricky,” Lang said. “We are forecasting some flurries to move through later on in the afternoon and evening with some dropping temperatures, so that’s going to freeze the roads back up.”
Lang said we won’t be seeing positive temperatures after this system for the foreseeable future.
“We are expecting markedly colder temperatures towards Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so people who are travelling should remember to pack their warmer clothes,” Lang said. “We’ve had quite a long streak of mild weather here and I see people walking around in hoodies and stuff, but we’re going to need some more substantial clothing coming into next week.”
With the temperatures remaining below zero, Lang says the highways may remain icy for longer than expected.