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Rain turning to snow forecast in southwestern Saskatchewan

Environment Canada has issued a climate warning for southwestern Saskatchewan.

An intensifying low-pressure system over south-central areas of the province is anticipated to draw moisture in from the east and chilly air from the northwest.

There will likely be scattered showers early this morning and can turn into extra widespread Sunday, with rain persisting tonight and Monday. Rainfall totals of 30 to 60 millimetres are anticipated.

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With the chilly air coming in Sunday evening, the federal company mentioned some areas are probably to see rain change over to snow, significantly from south of Leader by Maple Creek and the Cypress Hills.

Total snowfalls of 10 to 20 centimetres are potential by Monday evening.

Additionally, north winds on Monday are forecast to gust up to 70 kilometres per hour in most areas.

Environment Canada mentioned motorists ought to be ready for rapidly deteriorating street situations Sunday evening and Monday.

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Weather warning continued for:

  • Leader – Gull Lake
  • Shaunavon – Maple Creek – Val Marie – Cypress Hills

Wind warning issued for:

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