Environment Canada warning of falling temperatures, rain and snow

Winter may not be done with us yet.

Environment Canada released a statement on April 9 at 2:11 p.m. warning of a low pressure system forecast to move through southern Saskatchewan this weekend, bringing falling temperatures, rain, snow, and local blowing snow continuing into early next week.

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“Precipitation will begin Saturday evening in the west and spread eastward through the night into Sunday morning,” the statement said Most areas will see a period of rain to start but precipitation will steadily change to snow through Sunday as temperatures fall to the freezing mark.”

The weather agency said the snow will continue through Monday, April 12 and early Tuesday, April 13 as the system stalls to the east.

“Final snowfall accumulations look to be highly variable and remain somewhat uncertain, but current indications have broadly 10 to 20 centimetres with potential for higher local amounts,” Environment Canada said.

“Blustery north winds gusting to 60 kilometres/hour on Monday may also produce areas of blowing snow. The system finally moves off in earnest late Tuesday, leaving scattered flurries in its wake into Wednesday along with a gradual return to more normal temperatures.”

There may be more warnings as the low pressure system approaches, Environment Canada said.

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