Environment Canada has issued an array of warnings and special weather statements across Saskatchewan.
Southeast Saskatchewan is under a special weather statement, with an Alberta Clipper poised to bring a slew of rapidly-changing conditions to the southern part of the province.
The weather agency is forecasting wind gusts up to 70 kph to begin in Estevan by mid-afternoon Saturday. There’s a decent chance of showers throughout the day. They are expected to change to periods of snow by the evening, as those winds continue.
Blowing snow, with a couple centimetres of accumulation, is expected Sunday as wind gusts pick up to 80 kph.
Monday night is when heavier snowfall amounts are likely to hit the region.
“Hazardous travel conditions are forecast from Saturday afternoon into Sunday due to significantly reduced visibility in falling and blowing snow,” said the statement. “Icy conditions will also develop as temperatures drop rapidly, causing wet surfaces to freeze by Sunday morning.”
The southwest corner of the province is under a wind warning Saturday morning, with gusts expected to exceed 90 kph.
Winter storm warnings are in place further north, including the Kindersley and Humboldt areas.
North of that, snowfall warnings are in effect for areas including Hudson Bay, La Ronge, and Porcupine Plain.