Saskatoon weather outlook – March 21
Just as the snow starts to melt, more is on the way!
After a mild Sunday that saw a lot of the snow that fell last week starting to melt, reality returns on this Monday with approximately five centimetres of snow on the way.
The day began around -3 under mostly cloudy skies with breezy conditions sustained around 30 km/h into the middle of the day from the east-northeast.
As a low pressure system slides by south of the region, a swath of snow has setup on the northern flank of the system, prompting Environment Canada to issue a snowfall warning for Lloydminster for 10 to 15 centimetres of snow by tonight.
A freezing rain warning that was issued for the Kindersley, Rosetown and Biggar areas for brief freezing rain before switching to snow later today has been ended by Environment Canada.
Mostly cloudy skies and temperatures just below the freezing mark are expected to continue for the rest of the day along with some snow that’s projected to more into the region late this afternoon.
Travel conditions are expected to deteriorate late in the day as the snow moves in.
Snow will pick up tonight along with winds from the east with sustained speeds around 30 gusting to 50 km/h as temperatures fall back to around -8.
The heaviest snow is expected during this period with reduced visibility due to the wind associated with this system and upwards of five centimetres expected by tomorrow.
Snow will continue tomorrow before tapering off through the day along with winds that will ease back to around 20 km/h from the east-northeast by afternoon.
Wind chill values will make it brisk tomorrow, making it feel like -16 to start the day.
It will be cooler in the afternoon as well with temperatures only recovering up into mid-minus single digits.
Some light snow is expected to linger behind the system Wednesday through early Friday under mostly cloudy skies.
Daytime highs are expected to remain slightly below freezing with overnight lows back into minus double digits by a degree or so.
Once again, for the third weekend in a row, warmer temperatures and sunshine looks to return for the weekend.
Daytime highs look to remain below freezing for Saturday before bouncing up above zero by a few degrees by Sunday under mostly sunny skies both days.
This Your Saskatchewan photo of a snowy owl was snapped by Faye Campbell at Foam Lake:
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