While spring has begun in the southeast this week a system is coming through the area that'll make the weather feel a bit closer to winter.

A low-pressure center is developing in Alberta and is set to mix with another center in the American Great Plains set to come together and slide across the prairies over the week.

Brian Proctor, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, details some of what the area will be seeing over the week.

"It's going to really give us a dose of fairly significant winds, some fairly warm temperatures for today and tomorrow, and then we're going to start cooling things off and put some mixed rain or snow in here sort of by the time we get into Wednesday into Thursday at this point in time. So definitely cooling things off, definitely a very active week weather-wise at this point."

While the forecast is clear on those colder days, Proctor says it's likely those will also see some precipitation.

"I think probably you're going to see maybe some wet flurries on Thursday, Friday ... I wouldn't expect it to be a really high pop or anything of that nature, just like, you know, a 30 per cent chance kind of idea in the colder air on the backside of this system."

The system doesn't seem to be very significant according to Proctor.

"There's a lot of sort of uncertainty with this system. Most of the possibility of snow is further to the north, to a large degree. So I think we're probably going to see more wet snow kind of ideas or mixed rain and snow more than anything else, so I wouldn't expect a whole lot of accumulations over the Estevan area."

As the weekend comes in some more seasonal temperatures will come back starting on Sunday.

"By the time we start moving into the upcoming weekend and towards the start of the week work week after that, we start to warm up again to above seasonal temperatures, so it's going to be a cool down for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, maybe a little bit of Saturday and start warming it up by the time we get into Sunday, Monday again."

While there is a chance of thunderstorms being a part of this system Proctor says they won't be the intense kind of storms we see during the summer.

"These are going to be more driven by the dynamic features or the funnel features associated with the low-pressure area. So I think it's a fairly small chance of seeing thunderstorms - they could be somewhat intense, but they should be fairly short-lived as this system moves across fairly quickly."