Almost just as soon as it came in, the snowy forecast is on the way out.
A forecast of rain and snow swept across the province for the first week of October with special weather statements along with rainfall and snowfall warnings popping up across Saskatchewan.
John Paul Cragg with Environment Canada said there is a strong low pressure system coming up from Montana, which is heading towards Manitoba. The system in the province started with rain followed by snow but will be ending towards the end of the week.
“Snow all the way through Wednesday and into Thursday before things start to slow down a little bit on Friday,” he said. Then you start to see a warm up Saturday through Sunday and then Monday for the long weekend.”
Cragg added most of the rain and snow will fall by the end of Thursday with Environment Canada expecting five to 10 cm of snow in the Battlefords. Towards the end of the week, Friday will see lingering flurries and a weak system on Saturday with the chance of showers or flurries.
According to Cragg, the forecast of snow is earlier than in recent years but isn’t early over the long-term average.
“The average first snowfall around the North Battleford-Saskatoon area would be the end of September. That’s a longer term average but if you look at the past five years, I think that probably you would see that the snow came a little bit later,” Cragg said.
Matt Kelly is battlefordsNOW's town municipal affairs and community reporter. He can be reached at [email protected] or tweet him @mattjkelly2.
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