The weather has been treating Regina residents well recently, but it was never going to last forever.
Environment Canada is forecasting snow and freezing rain for the Queen City heading into the weekend.
Meteorologist John-Paul Cragg told 980 CJME it wouldn’t be nearly as extreme as the skating rinks left by the last rainfall.
“It looks like it’s going to be quite patchy and there’s only a slight risk,” He said.
He noted Regina should expect about two centimetres of snow, but the winds will be gusting up to 50 km/h.
Areas north of Regina are expected to get hit with the most snow, with Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Prince Albert and North Battleford all under snowfall warnings. About 10-15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall Thursday night and into Friday morning.
Cragg noted the province’s dry spell has continued through the winter months, after southern areas recorded the driest year on record in 2017.
“Areas around Saskatoon haven’t seen any real big snowfall since around the beginning of December,” he said.
And there’s no chance of a warm up to end January either.
Cragg said the temperatures will drop to normal, and even below normal, to end the month and begin February.
The normal for this time of year is highs around -10 C and a low around -22 C.