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Environment Canada issues winter storm watch for central Saskatchewan

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Central Saskatchewan, including Saskatoon, is under a winter storm watch.

Environment Canada said as a broad area of moderate to heavy snow is likely late Friday and into Saturday in the northern grainbelt.

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Accumulations of 15 to 25 centimetres are expected in most regions, with some areas experiencing higher local snowfall amounts.

The heaviest snowfall amounts are projected along the Highway 16 corridor.

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An easterly wind of 30 to 40 km/h will produce poor visibility at times.

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Environment Canada said the watch will be upgraded to a heavy snowfall warning in some regions as the exact path of the system becomes clearer.

For the latest conditions and warnings, download the SkyTracker weather app.

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