After a week of melting and spring-like temperatures, parts of southern Saskatchewan will have to brace for more snow.
Environment Canada has issued storm watches and warnings covering the southern part of the province.
The southwest corner is under a storm warning thanks to a low-pressure system expected to bring a mix of heavy snow, freezing rain and strong winds Thursday evening and into Friday. Wind gusts could reach up to 70 kilometres per hour.
The storm system will move east Friday morning to hit areas south of Regina. Along the U.S. border, people could see up to 10 centimetres, or about four inches of snow.
Regina itself is not under any storm watches or warnings at this point, and the city should escape the brunt of the storm.
“The Regina area we’re looking at five, maybe five to 10 centimetres (of snow) and strong winds. So Friday’s going to be fairly blustery, we’re looking at snow and blowing snow for most of the day,” Environment Canada meteorologist Dave Baggaley said.
He said Saskatchewan is actually getting off kind of easy compared to other regions.
“I mean you will see some areas getting (about 10) centimetres and of course some poor visibilities and snow and blowing snow, but there’s some extensive heavy snow throughout Alberta and probably some near-blizzard conditions south of the border,” Baggaley said.
Highway travel could become a problem with reduced visibility, snow and slippery sections. Check the Highway Hotline to see updated conditions.