After two weeks of fog, clouds, freezing rain and snow, sunshine is finally set to make its return southern Saskatchewan.
Environment Canada’s Terri Lang said the sun did shine through the clouds in a few patches on Dec. 2 but the last time there was significant sunshine was back on November 23.
“It was a very, very long stretch, very dreary and also very dangerous with that build-up of ice,” Lang said.
She said it wasn’t normal for those conditions to stick around for so long.
“There was no flow at the surface, there was no flow in the upper atmosphere to move that cloud around or move those systems around so it just got set up and it stuck and it stayed.”
The weather forecast is beginning to turn, with sunshine and closer to normal temperatures on the way.
Lang said a ridge of high pressure is building into the province.
“That means we should get some of that drier air and sunnier air coming through the province finally.”
Along with the sun, temperatures will also be rising and could get to around 0 C. The average weather for this time of the year includes highs around -7 C and lows around -18 C.
“If we do get above freezing temperatures during the day, at night the temperature still falls below freezing so we might get some black ice so people should be aware of that as well.”
She said they always encourage people to check the Highway Hotline before heading out.