The special weather statement advising a Colorado low was on the way was upgraded to a watch late yesterday, and early this morning was upgraded again, this time to a warning. Southeast Saskatchewan is bracing for its second winter storm in just over a week, this time expecting snowfall amounts between 25-50 centimetres, along with high winds. 

This storm will also see a bit of rain mixed in as well. Environment and Climate Change Canada stated that freezing rain is a possibility in the morning hours Saturday, before the heaviest of the expected snowfall starts.  

The reach of this particular system is quite large. Extending well into Montana and parts of South Dakota in the south, it will cut across southeast Saskatchewan all the way up to Moosomin. The amount of snow is also expected to be heaviest closer to the Manitoba and U.S. borders.  

The high winds will likely cause concerns in terms of blowing snow, which can reduce visibility on highways. Temperatures hovering around the freezing mark will also not make for ideal driving conditions. This has the provincial Ministry of Highways as well as Environment Canada reminding people to check the road conditions before heading out on the highway. You can check those conditions on the Discover Weyburn Road Report Page.  

The conditions are expected to improve through southeast Saskatchewan late Sunday. Temperatures, though, will likely remain well below normal with the possibility of record lows being set Monday morning and Tuesday morning. Details on what we can expect after the system passes through can be found on the Discover Weyburn Weather Page.  

We will provide updates throughout the storm here on Discover Weyburn.