Saskatchewan is expected to get hit with another dump of snow.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Tuesday afternoon for a heavy snowfall starting early the next day.
Environment Canada meteorologist Justin Shaer said the storm will move into the province around the Battlefords around 6 a.m., hitting Saskatoon by about 8 a.m. and moving down to Regina and Humboldt around 10 a.m. The snow will likely continue into the early evening Wednesday.
“We’re looking at a swath of anywhere from about three centimetres upward toward 10 centimetres from south of the Yellowhead (highway) between Kindersley and the Yellowhead on the western sections and kind of between the TransCanada and the Yellowhead over the eastern sections like Regina into Humboldt and Yorkton – with the heaviest amounts being kind of between Regina and Humboldt into the Yorkton area,” Shaer explained
The Regina area is expected to get about five centimetres of snow, with Saskatoon getting between two and four centimetres. The Humboldt and Yorkton regions could see between five and 10 centimetres or two to four inches of snow.
Road conditions are expected to deteriorate as the snow begins to fall. The good news is the winds are not expected to be strong, so blowing snow shouldn’t be a big factor, but visibility may be reduced.
“Even though it’s been rather mild for temperatures lately, it’s not too cold so we’re not expecting the accumulations to really stick around long, but it can create that kind of slush which does make travelling rather difficult at times,” Shaer cautioned.
Southwestern sections of Highway 1 could also see freezing rain west of Regina toward Swift Current.
Check the Highway Hotline before heading out on the roads.