Spring storm could bring snow to southeast midweek


Usually in April, most would like to hope winter is over, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for the northern states and parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba over the next week.

A Colorado low could bring a blast of winter to the southeast corner of Saskatchewan by the middle of this week.

Environment Canada’s Brad Vrolijk says Estevan, Moosomin and Carlyle could all see up to 10 centimeters of the system as it heads into southern Manitoba.

It all depends on how the system tracks according to Vrolijk.

“It could be a little higher if the system tracks a little more west, it might even be just a trace if it follows a more easterly path.”

Vrolijk adds that the system is also responsible for the sub-zero temperatures expected for the coming week, with Saskatoon expected to see daytime highs of minus 1 to minus 5.

Montana, North Dakota and Manitoba will be hardest hit. Parts of southern Manitoba could see up to 50 to 70 centimeters of white stuff by the time it’s all said and done.

“Certainly if anyone in Saskatchewan has midweek travel plans to Manitoba, even in areas like Brandon, definitely keep an eye out for the weather cause that might not even be possible midweek if the results the most pessimistic of the system come true. ”

Regina will likely see some gusts from the system, while Saskatoon should escape the spring storm altogether.


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