Most of central and southern Saskatchewan remained under blowing snow advisories Monday morning.
As of 4:30 a.m. Monday, Environment Canada had issued advisories for parts of the province ranging from near the U.S. border up to the area around Lloydminster.
All were expected to see 40 to 50 km/h winds, with blowing snow reducing visibility on some roadways to 800 metres or less.
The weather service recommended drivers avoid non-essential travel if possible.
“Visibility isn’t necessarily a constant with the blowing snow. Although it may be okay at times, it’s probably best to check any highway reports,” meteorolgist Justin Shaer said.
Saskatoon was also expected to see between two and four centimetres of snow.
“Regina won’t get too much in the way of snow, they might get a couple centimetres here or there, but they actually will be getting even stronger winds than Saskatoon,” Shaer said, noting the Queen City could see winds of 50 km/h gusting up to 70 km/h.
Shaer said the nasty weather was the result of a system tracking from west to east across the province.
“It’s a pretty big low-pressure system that’s been generating a lot of weather over the prairies yesterday and today and will continue to do so for the next day or so,” he said.
In Saskatchewan, conditions were expected to improve by Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday.
—With files from 980 CJME’s Britton Gray