People in Saskatoon and parts of eastern Saskatchewan are being warned of rapidly-changing conditions and snowfall heading into the weekend.
As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for areas around and including Saskatoon, Yorkton, Swift Current, Melville, Esterhazy, Kamsack, Canora, Preeceville, Humboldt, Wynyard, Wadena, Lanigan, Kindersley and Foam Lake.
According to Environment Canada, moderate to heavy snow will spread into the region Friday evening and continue east into western Manitoba through the night.
Between 10 and 15 centimetres – or four to six inches – of snowfall is expected by the time conditions begin to ease Saturday afternoon.
Higher amounts of snow may accumulate in localized areas where terrain varies.
Drivers are reminded to take note of changing road conditions and warned to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.
Visibility may also be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If this happens while driving, people are told to slow down, watch for taillights ahead and be prepared to stop.
A detailed map of snowfall warnings in Saskatchewan can be found online.