It may be the first day of Spring according to the calendar, but snow is in the forecast for several areas across the prairies.

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for much of Alberta with 10 to 30 cm of snow expected by Friday morning with higher amounts of snow possible over the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

Drew Lerner with World Weather Inc says snow is also moving into Saskatchewan today.

"The snow is going to be most concentrated along and southeast of the line from around the Kindersley area over towards Estevan. Everybody in the southwest corner of the province will see the greatest snow accumulations. Some of those areas could get upwards of 10 to even 20 centimetres of snow, and there might even be a few spots around the Cypress Hills area that could end up with a little bit more than that. It will be a significant event and it will leave behind some moisture that will be beneficial for crop use later this spring."

For farmers, the snow is a welcome site with seeding just a few weeks away and moisture definitely needed in a number of drier areas in the prairies.