September 13, 2017 2:29 pm
Updated: September 14, 2017 8:00 am

Frost advisory ended in Saskatchewan

WATCH ABOVE: Much needed rain has moved in and Meteorologist Peter Quinlan says there's a risk of frost ahead in Saskatoon's weather forecast.

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Special air quality statement

Wet Wednesday morning

Cloudy Thursday

Risk of frost ahead

UPDATE: All frost advisories mentioned in this story have ended; all special air quality statements have ended with the exception of the Pelican Narrows region

Much needed rain has moved in and there’s a risk of frost in the forecast.

Frost Advisory

Environment Canada has issued a frost advisory for the Prince Albert and Meadow Lake areas.

Clearing skies in a cool airmass indicates that frost is likely early Thursday morning.

Environment Canada issued a frost advisory and special air quality statement in parts of Saskatchewan on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

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Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees.

Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.

Special Air Quality Statement

Environment Canada has put a special air quality statement in effect in parts of eastern and southern Saskatchewan for elevated pollution levels.

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Poor air quality due to wildfire smoke will persist in parts of southern Saskatchewan on Wednesday.

The air quality is expected to improve as a band of showers now over the northern grainbelt slowly drifts towards the international border.

Poor air quality may return to parts of the northern grainbelt Thursday as northerly winds brings smoke from northern Saskatchewan.

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Wildfire Update

The general evacuation order was lifted Wednesday afternoon for residents of Pelican Narrows, with the exception of Priority 1 and 2 persons.

Weather has been more favourable for firefighting in northern Saskatchewan, but wildfires continue to burn in the Pelican Narrows area.

Temperatures have been much cooler in the area with winds easing back as well, however thick smoke remains an issue in many areas including in the Creighton and Flin Flon areas where visibility was down to 2 kilometres Wednesday morning.

The Preston fire is approximately 2.5 times the size of Regina, meantime the Granite fire is now 6 times the size of Regina, recorded at 110,000 hectares at last report.

Residents of Tyrell Lake were the latest to evacuate, being forced from their homes Monday afternoon as the fire began threatening the community.

READ MORE: Sask. wildfire evacuees rally government to allow them to aid in firefight

Officials said Monday that fires in the Pelican Narrows area “are going to burn for awhile.”

The fire danger rating has improved in the area, dropping from extreme to high from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Saskatoon Forecast

Today

Over four hours of much needed rain finally moved back into the Saskatoon area Wednesday morning as we dipped back to 9 degrees to start the day.

The shower activity eased late in the morning, helping us recover back up into double digits.

A few scattered light showers may slip through, particularly in the early afternoon, as cloudy skies continue and we warm up into the low teens for a daytime high.

Tonight

Clouds will stick around tonight as we cool back into mid single digits with a breezy northerly wind at times.

Thursday

Northerly winds will continue on Thursday under mostly cloudy skies for the majority of the day before we could get into a bit of late day clearing.

Being well behind the mid-week cold front at this point, we’ll struggle to make it up into the low teens for an afternoon high.

Clouds linger into Thursday across central Saskatchewan.

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Friday

An arctic high will drop in like an unwanted house guest and bring in a risk of frost Friday morning as we dip down toward the freezing mark to start the day.

A risk of frost is in Friday’s forecast as an arctic high slides by.

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Partly to mostly cloudy skies will dominate the day, which will help warm us back up into the mid-teens by afternoon.

Deep upper trough keeps conditions cool into the weekend.

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Weekend Outlook

The deepest upper trough we’ve seen in months will continue to linger over the area this weekend and bring Saskatoon back under overcast skies Saturday with some more sunshine possible later on Sunday.

We’ll remain in the risk of frost zone both mornings this weekend with daytime highs making their way up into the low teens on Saturday and then into the mid-to-upper teens for Sunday.

Here is your Saskatoon SkyTracker 7-Day Weather Forecast.

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The Your Saskatchewan photo for September 13 was taken at MacDowall by Claudette Mooney:

The Your Saskatchewan photo for September 13 was taken at MacDowall by Claudette Mooney.

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