“It’s going to feel a lot colder, mind you, after you know, we’ve been treated to the mild temperatures so far in February, but certainly nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year.”
Those words from Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, as she described what we can expect later this week.
So far for the month of February, the average daytime high has been -2°, and the average overnight low has been -13°. The 30-year average for this time of year is -7° and -17°, respectively, so things have been quite a bit warmer than normal.
The colder air that is moving into the area is expected to stick around, for the most part, for much of the rest of the winter.
“It does look like the pattern will be settling in for the longer range, so meaning some of those colder temps kind of moving in and staying for a bit,” Lang added. “There’s some indication that the early part of March is going to be on the cold side as well, so something to keep in mind.”
The weather will also keep the freeze-thaw cycle continuing for a bit longer as well, Lang reminded. “Even if it’s nice when you look out your window, it might not be nice to where you’re driving to.”
Temperatures are expected to be at or just below seasonal by Wednesday. You can get a full look at what we can expect in the Estevan area on the Discover Estevan Weather page.