After a short reprieve from cold weather, winter has returned to southern Saskatchewan just in time for the weekend.
In Regina, a layer of light snow is sticking to roads on top of a layer of ice from a bit of freezing rain overnight Thursday, leaving slippery sections and no way to see lines marking lanes.
Highways across the southern part of the province from Swift Current to the Manitoba border are showing winter driving conditions with icy, slippery sections and blowing or drifting snow. Travel was not recommended early Friday morning on Highway 1 from Swift Current to Gull Lake.
Conditions change fast so check the Highway Hotline for updates throughout the day.
While the snow is expected to let up later in the day, it will be replaced by a blast of cold. Temperatures are forecast to drop to -20 C Friday night and through Saturday with gusting winds creating a wind chill of about -27 C.
Saskatoon sees temperatures dip
Temperatures came down overnight Thursday into Friday morning in Saskatoon.
After a few days with highs above 0 C, Friday’s daytime high was forecast to reach -12 C, with light snow expected throughout the day. Friday’s overnight law was expected to dip to -18 C.
Highs of -9 C were expected for Saturday and Sunday with temperatures expected to climb back above freezing by Tuesday and through the end of next week.