Heavy snow hits Saskatchewan
Minus double digit wind chills return
Some sunshine this weekend
Heavy snow hit parts of Saskatchewan as minus double digit winds chills slide into Saskatoon.
A cold front swept through the area early in the morning Thursday, kicking up west-northwesterly winds up to 30 km/h with gusts into the 40 to 50 km/h range.
Temperatures slid back to 2 degrees during the morning with cloudy skies and cool winds making it a struggle to get into mid-single digits by noon as snow fell in areas north and west of the city with a snowfall warning in effect in extreme northern areas for 10 to 20 centimetres by Thursday night.
The remainder of the day was filled with clouds and a few flurries into the evening as we sat around 4 degrees through the afternoon with breezy winds.
Clouds started clearing out overnight as we fell to a low around -7 degrees.
Minus double digits is what it’ll feel like with wind chill Friday morning as cool arctic air continues to funnel in during the day, making it hard to warm up far beyond mid single digits.
Mostly sunny skies are expected to also dominate the day as winds ease right back by midday.
The weekend will also start on a cool, but sunny note on Saturday, with wind chills back into minus double digits in the morning before we warm up to around 7 degrees.
Clouds will build in late in the day before clearing back out again to bring us back into some more sun for Sunday with temperatures returning into double digits.
Work Week Outlook
We further propel up for the work week with daytime highs jumping back into the teens as a bit of upper ridging brings us back into milder days under a mix of sun and cloud.
Colin Chatfield took this Your Saskatchewan photo at Anglin Lake:
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