Balmy temps expected to be short-lived, wintery weather on the way
Get out and enjoy the warm weather while you can. Environment Canada Meteorologist Shannon Moodie says we'll see a shift in the weather starting Thursday afternoon. "Thursday will be another mild day looking at a high of plus four but we do have a system that's going to be tracking through Saskatchewan," she said. "The worst of the system will be more in central Saskatchewan but Moose Jaw will feel a bit of it as well. Thursday afternoon, some showers will start and the winds will start to pick up and as those winds pick up, we're looking at northwesterly 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h, the temperatures are going to start dropping and those showers are going to switch over to snow and the snow could be falling quite heavy at times." She notes when it's all said and done, Moose Jaw could see a few centimetres of the white stuff hit the ground. "Those winds are going to increase to northwesterly 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h Thursday evening and that will really continue through the night into Friday morning. Definitely Friday's going to be a bit of a different day than Moose Jaw's been experiencing." Moose Jaw will also see a return of below-zero temperatures as we head towards the weekend. "That's normal for this time of year," commented Moodie. "I think we've been spoiled a wee bit but temperatures aren't too bad. Saturday looking at a high of minus three, Sunday minus one, so not terrible by all means but certainly just a little bit cooler than we've experiencing on the Prairies." Daytime highs could hit the minus double digits early next week. In response to Canada's Online News Act and Meta (Facebook and Instagram) removing access to local news from their platforms, Discover Moose Jaw encourages you to get your news directly from your trusted source by bookmarking this page and downloading the Discover Moose Jaw app HERE.