As the new week approaches, Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued yet another special weather statement for the province. An Alberta clipper is expected to move into Saskatchewan starting Monday morning, bringing a mix of winter weather.
The system will come in across the southern part of the province, bringing snow to the northern grain belt regions. The heaviest snowfall is expected in the Saskatoon area, north of Saskatoon, and east of the city to the Manitoba border. Upwards of 15 centimetres of accumulation of snow is possible in that area.
As the clipper moves on, strong winds are expected, with gusts from the northwest upwards of 90 kilometres an hour in some areas, starting in the west and moving to the east. Those winds, combined with the expected snow, are anticipated to cause a deterioration of travel conditions between the Yellowhead and Trans-Canada highways.
There is also freezing rain expected in a band that passes from the Kindersley area all the way southeast to Carlyle and Estevan. The precipitation in the areas to the south of that band could see precipitation first as rain before it transitions to snow.
Behind the clipper will be a surge of Arctic air. Overnight lows will drop, but not be as extreme as we have seen so far this winter. The temperatures will dip into the mid -20° range midweek, before returning to seasonal by the end of the week.