August 21, 2014 6:14 pm

Risk of frost returns to parts of northwestern Saskatchewan

There is a risk of frost overnight into both Friday and Saturday mornings in portions of western and northwestern Saskatchewan including the Meadow Lake, Buffalo Narrows, La Loche and Cluff Lake areas.

Peter Quinlan / SkyTracker

As the final few days of August approach, memories of a frigid season thought to have been long left behind have resurfaced.

Saskatchewan’s first Arctic airmass of the summer is getting set to drop into the province from the north in the coming days, slicing in some stark temperatures that may leave some shivering.

There is a risk of frost overnight into both Friday and Saturday mornings in portions of western and northwestern Saskatchewan including the Meadow Lake, Buffalo Narrows, La Loche and Cluff Lake areas.

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The City of Lloydminster is on the edge of the zone with a risk of frost.

Residents of the Border City and areas further north in the frost-risk zone would be wise to cover plants and vegetables to prevent frost damage.

Some low-lying areas may see the mercury dip to the freezing mark overnight depending on the amount of cloud cover that persists through the overnight hours.

If skies stay cloudy, the extra insulation of the atmosphere may be enough to keep the frost potential at bay, however high pressure is often accompanied by clear skies, so precautionary measures are advised.

A more organized area of cloud cover moving in during the weekend should help keep temperatures warmer, however the beginning of the work week could see a return of the frost potential.

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