October 24, 2017 2:28 pm
Updated: October 25, 2017 12:02 pm

Special weather statement issued for snow, wind and rain in Saskatoon

WATCH ABOVE: Saskatoon’s first snowfall of the season is slated to slide into the weather forecast, along with some wind and rain.

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Saskatoon’s first snowfall of the season is slated to slide in!

Special Weather Statement

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Saskatoon and all of central and southern Saskatchewan for rain, snow and strong winds Wednesday.

A weak low pressure system that moved through northern Saskatchewan on Tuesday brought a mix of rain and snow to northern parts of the province and above normal temperatures to the south before moving out Tuesday night.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement in Saskatchewan on Tuesday, Oct. 24, for rain, snow and wind moving in.

SkyTracker Weather

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A second and stronger low pressure system will move through Saskatchewan on Wednesday and is expected to bring five to 10 centimetres of snow to the southern parklands and rain to parts of the northern grainbelt as it returns above normal temperatures to the southern half of the province.

A cold front associated with this low will begin to sweep in from Alberta late Wednesday with cold northwest winds in the wake of this front.

Generally wind gusts of 70 to 80 kilometres per hour are expected, but some regions may see gusts to 90 km/h.

These gusty north winds will bring widespread blustery conditions Wednesday night with light snow and local blowing snow.

Areas around the Cypress Hills are the most likely to see significant snow accumulations and strong winds.

Below normal temperatures will persist into Thursday.

A more details breakdown of this system’s impact on Saskatoon can be found below.

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Saskatoon Forecast

Tuesday

It was a cool start to the day as temperatures slid back 3 degrees below freezing, which felt a cool as -7 with wind chill under clear skies.

By morning, mostly cloudy skies had built in along with a breezy south-southwesterly wind that helped boost us up into high single digits by noon.

Winds continued to pick up during the afternoon, with speeds as high as 35 km/h and gusts into the 50 to 60 km/h range under mostly cloudy skies with the mercury skyrocketing up into the upper teens.

 

Wednesday

A low pressure system will swing in on Wednesday and bring in a risk of rain during the day after we climb up to a daytime high close to, if not into double digits.

A low pressure system swinging through on Wednesday will bring in a risk of rain and snow to the region.

SkyTracker Weather

Rain will switch over to some snow in the evening as temperatures cool behind a cold front sweeping through as northerly winds kick in up to 50 km/h or so with near warning level gusts of 80 to 90 km/h possible.

Rain moves in during the day Wednesday as a system slides into central Saskatchewan.

SkyTracker Weather

If cooler air injects into the system a little sooner and rain changes to snow earlier rather than later, this could be the city’s first accumulating snowfall of the season with a few centimetres possible.

Rain then transitions over to snow as cooler air slides in Wednesday night.

SkyTracker Weather

Thursday-Friday

The snow should have eased by Thursday morning with some lingering clouds possible before we get into some afternoon sunshine with a daytime high struggling to get a few degrees above freezing.

A few centimetres of snow may fall in Saskatoon by Thursday morning

SkyTracker Weather

Some warmer air will press in on Friday with temperatures springing back into mid single digits as a few more clouds push through.

Weekend Outlook

Another short-lived upper ridge of heat will help boost us up even further on Saturday with an afternoon high in low double digits under a mix of sun and cloud before another cold front sweeps through Sunday under mostly cloudy skies, knocking us back into mid-single digits for a daytime high.

Here is your Saskatoon SkyTracker 7-Day Weather Forecast.

SkyTracker Weather

Annette Wylie took this Your Saskatchewan photo for Oct. 24 in Wakaw:

Annette Wylie took this Your Saskatchewan photo for Oct. 24 in Wakaw.

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