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Regina still waiting for first major snowfall

It's tough to tell when the snow will arrive and stick around for good in Regina.

Terri Lang with Environment Canada doesn't expect any major snowfalls this week. There is a chance it could happen near the end of next week. Meteorologists say arctic air might move further south by then.

"It looks like it's going to try and sort of get into those more frigid, colder conditions that we expect for November," she said.

SGI not following Manitoba's lead for winter tires

With the first taste of winter driving across Saskatchewan people might be looking towards Manitoba for direction when it comes to winter tires.

Manitoba Public Insurance(MPI) rolled out the Winter Tire Program in September to motivate more residents to purchase winter tires and reduce their risks on the snowy roads. The program provides low-interest financing at prime plus two per cent, on up to $2,000 per vehicle.

Cameras give new perspective on SK highways

The Highway Hotline is a service that is extensively used by residents in Saskatchewan.

The ministry of highways and infrastructure is always looking for ways to improve not only the information that’s available on the Highway Hotline website but the manner in which they provide that information, according to Doug Wakabayashi, assistant director of communications for the ministry.

Winter conditions on Saskatchewan's highways

There are still 48 more days until winter officially starts but many highways across Saskatchewan are getting their first taste of snowy conditions.

"There is wet, freezing snow and slush in some areas. There is loose snow," Highway Hotline's Chelsea Wegman said.

"Travel is not recommended in some areas."

Parts of Sask. can expect heavy snow, not Saskatoon

While areas north and west of the Bridge City can expect anywhere between five and 10 centimetres of snow on Sunday, Saskatoon is narrowly escaping its first major snowfall this weekend.

“Saskatoon will luck out with mostly rain, but it will likely change to some wet snow (Sunday) afternoon and evening, possibly with slush accumulating,” Environment Canada meteorologist Rob Paula said.

“We're thinking that the bulk of the snowfall will be mainly north and west of Saskatoon in areas like Battleford, Lloydminster, Unity, Kindersley and even up to Meadow Lake.”

Dead tree damages Regina home

Bright yellow caution tape wrapped around two homes on Retallack street but it wasn't a Halloween decoration.

Emergency crews were called to the home around noon on Friday to find a large tree had destroyed half the roof of a home.

Fire crews said rotting caused the tree to topple over in the wind. Wind gusts measured up to 60 km/hr around 12:30 p.m.

Snow starts falling in Sask. Monday

Saskatchewan has enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather in October, but that is changing as the forecast for Monday calls for snow.
 
Places like Saskatoon, Kindersley, and Swift Current were already getting snow Monday morning. In fact, travel advisories had been placed on some highways since early in the morning, including Highway 1.

Snow to fall on Saskatoon

Saskatoon will get the first taste of winter weather on Monday.

Environment Canada meteorologist Rob Paola said a low pressure system from Alberta is making its way east.

"Towards the Alberta border from Lloydminster through Kindersley down into Cypress Hills is already reporting wet snow this morning," Paola said.

"Eventually that whole area of precipitation is going to move east into the Saskatoon area this morning."

Golfers play last rounds of the year at Regina courses

The nice fall weather has provided a longer golf season in Regina. However, that all ends after Sunday.
 
The City of Regina closed its courses for the year. Golfers were still enjoying the links over the weekend. 
 
Doug Kozak was getting in a few more rounds of golf at the Tor Hill Course just east of Regina. He says it feels like a bonus compared to last year.
 
"I think there was like six inches of snow on the ground by now last year. Here we are still playing golf, wearing short sleeves so it's great."
 

First snowfall expected overnight in southern Sask.

After a beautiful, warm three weeks in October, Saskatchewan is expected to get the first glimpse of winter weather Sunday night.

Environment Canada meteorologist Mark Gerlyand said southern Saskatchewan will finally see some snow.

"A low pressure system formed overnight in southern Alberta. This low pressure system will be moving straight east into southern saskatchewan (Sunday) evening through the night," Gerlyand said.

The system will bring rain throughout the province Sunday evening but as temperatures drop, it will start to freeze.

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