April 21, 2014 8:38 pm

Saskatoon makes best of snowy Easter weekend weather

The Easter long weekend kicked off in Saskatoon with freezing rain and heavy snow on Good Friday making travel across the region treacherous.

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SASKATOON – The Easter long weekend kicked off in Saskatoon with freezing rain and heavy snow on Good Friday making travel across the region treacherous.

On Saturday morning, people woke up to a fresh new blanket of snow that many made the best of, enjoying some late season ‘snowbunnies.’

In total, approximately seven centimetres of snow fell in the city, with much of it melting on contact.

Adding together all the melted snow and rainfall, nearly 13 millimetres of precipitation fell from Thursday through to Saturday.

The rain-snow line for this system sat just south of Saskatoon, so those travelling on Highway 11 were out of the snow after a few minutes.

After the storm past, temperatures shot up Easter Monday into the teens for the second time this year.

Tuesday will also be another warm, above seasonal day, with an expected daytime high of 17 degrees.

Unfortunately the warmth will be short-lived. An area of low pressure will move in dumping snow and possibly freezing rain across the region.

This system will start out with 20 to 30 millimeters of rain possible for Wednesday.

Thursday will see snow and freezing rain mixing in, but snowfall accumulations are expected to be minimal.

Temperatures will take a hit during this precipitation and will hover around the freezing mark until next week.

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