One couldn’t be blamed for having a feeling like winter in Weyburn will continue for a while yet. By Monday, we had seen close to 40 centimetres of snow thanks to two systems that moved through the region. Now, we could see even more snow.
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special weather advisory for Weyburn, and all of southeast Saskatchewan, as another Colorado low is expected to move through the Dakotas south of the border, bringing more precipitation to our part of the province.
"The Estevan-Weyburn area, Carlyle, Oxbow and Moosomin will definitely be affected by this storm," explained meteorologist Natalie Hasell.
The first phase of the storm is expected to hit Friday evening, with some flurries and possibly freezing rain. Things will pick up from there.
"The bulk o the stuff happens Saturday into Sunday and we also have strong winds during that time, so a very bad combination yet again," Hasell said.
Upwards of 50 centimetres of snow is expected in much of the southeast. Hasell pointed out that if the storm changes track, though, there could be rain mixed in there as well. Combined with temperatures dropping down below 0° at night, it could lead to icy conditions throughout the region.
Winds will also be something people will have to contend with within this system. The special weather statement advised wind gusts of 70-90 km/h can be expected when the Colorado low makes its way through. Combined with the heavy snowfall, it is expected this will lead to difficult driving conditions in the southeast.
We will provide updates on the system as they become available. You can also get the latest details on the Discover Weyburn Weather Page.