Moose Jaw residents may not be out of the woods quite yet, as Environment Canada is forecasting that Wednesday’s snow event could last until Friday.
The low-pressure system that touched down in Moose Jaw early on Wednesday morning, is expected to bring a large amount of snow with more coming overnight tonight into Thursday morning.
“We’re expecting an amount of somewhere around 10 to 15 cm today [Wednesday] for the Moose Jaw area, another 5 cm tonight, and another 2 to 4 cm for Thursday,” says Meteorologist, Natalie Hasell. “We could see a little bit of snow continuing later in the day on Thursday and maybe into Friday morning.”
Hasell adds that the snow will be heavy and sticky due to daytime highs hovering around zero and overnight lows dipping just below zero. A high of –1 C is expected for Wednesday and Thursday, 0 C on Friday, and +2 C on Saturday.
“The colder temperatures will stick around through the weekend, even though we will see more sunshine. Then we start to see a warmup starting on Monday.”
The bulk of the storm is currently over Weyburn with it making its way northwest to Moose Jaw, according to Environment Canada’s Weather Radar.
Moose Jaw is an area of concern in terms of the type of weather conditions that will be seen.
“There’s a good chunk of Saskatchewan that is under the influence of this storm where we have stronger winds. Instead of a Snowfall Warning, we have a Winter Storm Warning simply because the blowing snow will make things more difficult in those areas.”
The areas of concern stretch as far west as the Rural Municipality of Gravelbourg and as far north as the RM of Preeceville.
Moose Jaw is currently under a Snowfall Warning and has been since Tuesday afternoon. That warning is expected to continue into Thursday.