You’re not imagining it — the weather really is worse than normal for October.
Southern Saskatchewan woke up to windy conditions Saturday, after a weather system forming in Alberta blasted its way east overnight.
Mark Melsness, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, told 980 CJME what’s left behind is weather well below the normal high of 11 C.
“We’re stuck with kind of cool, cloudy temperatures — well not cool, it’s outright cold,” Melsness said.
The daytime high for Regina, Saskatoon and most of the southern region Saturday is -1 C, with a chance of flurries into the evening.
Melsness said areas closer to the Manitoba border could receive a few centimetres of snow.
Melness added that while it won’t get much warmer Sunday — with a forecast high of 0 C in the Queen City — the wind is expected to calm down.
With that, the conditions are prime for an upswing on the plus side.
“It looks like about the middle of the week we should see temperatures warm up quite nicely — into the mid teens,” Melness said.
“Might even be a few degrees above normal.”
Sunshine is in the forecast for Regina, with a high of 16 C Wednesday, 17 C Thursday and 14 C Friday.
Saskatoon is expected to peak at 17 C on Wednesday, 15 C Thursday and 14 C Friday.