Alerts for: City of Saskatoon
4:41 PM CST Thursday 17 April 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:
- City of Saskatoon
A messy start to the holiday weekend..
A storm system developing over Southern Alberta this evening is forecast to track across Southern Saskatchewan overnight through Friday. This system is expected to bring in a large area of precipitation across Southern Saskatchewan over the next 24 to 36 hours. Precipitation is spreading in this evening as an area of snow over Western Saskatchewan which will persist and slowly spread east through the night. This area of snow may mix with or change to freezing rain overnight in some areas as milder air aloft moves in. On Friday snow will intensify for areas mainly along and north of the Yellowhead Highway where snowfall warnings are currently in place to the Manitoba border. 10 to 20 cm of snow is possible across the warning area. For regions outside the warning area, snowfall amounts of 5 cm are possible before snow tapers off or changes to rain Friday. For Saskatoon, indications are that snow will mix with or change to rain in the afternoon which should hold down snowfall amounts. There is also a risk of freezing rain overnight into Friday morning. However, for areas north and east of the city, heavier snow is more likely Friday. In Regina, periods of snow tonight will change to rain Friday, with a risk of freezing rain overnight into early morning. Snow will continue across Central and Eastern Saskatchewan into Friday night before tapering off from west to east. Highway conditions will likely be impacted Friday across much of the Northern Grainbelt especially in areas with heavy snowfall. The public is advised to check highway and weather reports before travelling Friday and to be prepared for winterlike conditions in some areas.
The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
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