UPDATE: The special weather statement mentioned in this story has ended
Parts of central and southern Saskatchewan are in for a spring blast of winter.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement as a slow moving low pressure trough spreads across the southern portion of the province on Tuesday morning.
Between five and 10 centimetres of snow is expected over much of central and south-central Saskatchewan, with higher amounts possible in some areas.
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Areas around Lloydminster, North Battleford and Saskatoon are the hardest hit parts of Saskatchewan, according to Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.
“It isn’t unusual to get the precipitation like this. Most of our strongest snowstorms and heaviest snowstorms come in the spring,” Lang said.
The heaviest band of snow is setting up further west than first forecast and Environment Canada has ended the special weather statement for some regions.
Gusty southeasterly winds will created reduced visibility. Drivers should check the Highway Hotline before heading out for the latest road conditions.
“We got our first snowfall at Halloween and it’s now mid-April. It’s been going on a bit too long for most people. We’re tired of it and we want to see spring come,” Lang said.
Snow will taper off by the time it hits Highway 6 late Tuesday afternoon as the system weakens.
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