Freezing rain falling upon the southeast is expected to turn to snow as Monday morning continues and the temperature cools.
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the region, with 10 to 20 centimetres expected in some areas. Environment Canada Operational Meteorologist Ziolkowski said the Estevan and Weyburn area is likely to receive five to 10 centimetres.
Freezing rain was falling around 5 a.m. with the temperature right at the freezing point. The mercury is expected to drop to -1 C this morning, then hover around 0 for most of the day.
"That's kind of where Weyburn and Estevan are lying right now, is right on that zero-degrees Celsius line of the system," said Ziolkowski. "There is cooler air moving in, so it should switch over to snow permanently this morning, before it kind of moves out."
"A Colorado Low moving through the eastern Prairies will bring heavy snow to parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba," said the alert. "Snow will continue this morning, then taper off from southwest to northeast later Monday into Monday night."
Winds at 50 gusting to 70 kph will reduce visibility for anyone driving in falling snow.
"Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions," said the statement. "Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow."
Ziolkowski said they don't have snowfall totals yet for the parts of the province hit the hardest. Though he's thinking 10 to 20 centimetres fell in some spots.
"I've seen a lot of social media posts of backed-up traffic along the highways and just really poor driving conditions. They received a lot of snow through the Moose Jaw down towards Assiniboia and kind of northwest of Regina through Lumsden, and up towards the Wynyard area. We haven't received the exact amounts from anybody, because we haven't received any measurements yet."