It’s been weeks since Saskatoon saw any significant snowfall, but that’s expected to change Thursday.
Environment Canada put out snowfall warnings for the areas around Saskatoon, Lloydminster and Prince Albert.
Light snow was expected to begin in the afternoon, intensifying overnight. The weather service was predicting between 10-15 cm of snow by Friday morning, with some areas potentially seeing as much as 20 cm.
Meteorologist John Paul Cragg said a 10 cm or greater snowfall is generally a once-a-year phenomenon for Saskatoon.
The low-pressure system bringing Thursday’s snowfall was expected to track east through the day Friday.
Environment Canada warned drivers to be prepared for deteriorating conditions on the roads and noted that weather warnings could be extended east towards the Manitoba border as the weather system moves along.