Rain, heavy snow in the mix for southern Sask. forecast

A fresh layer of snow will be back on the prairies as Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for Regina and parts of southern Saskatchewan.

Alysa Pederson, meteorologist with Environment Canada, said a low pressure system will possibly bring rain showers on Monday night due to warm temperatures. It’s expected that the rain will transition to snow by midnight when temperatures cool down.

Pederson said it will feel like a heavy winter day when people start their day on Tuesday.

“It’s looking like the first shovel of the day is going to be the worst one since we’re expecting 10 centimetres overnight on Monday,” she explained. “Throughout the day on Tuesday, the snow will continue to taper off by the late afternoon with about five centimetres of snow.”

Pederson warned that the rain and snow mixture on Monday night could create slick driving conditions in some areas such as gravel roads.

“It’s going to be a pretty wet, sticky snow which could make things slippery – especially the first few centimetres that fall,” added Pederson.

Looking farther into the week, she warned that temperatures will be on the colder side on Wednesday and Thursday following the snow storm. However Pederson indicated another warmup is in the cards for this weekend.

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