There’s a risk of freezing rain for Thursday evening that could change to snow for Moose Jaw. 

That’s according to Natalie Hasell, meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada. “Looking at the big picture, we have a low-pressure system – one centre forming in the Foothills in Alberta, [and] another centre forming somewhere towards southern Montana.” 

“This trough line will be moving into Saskatchewan later today.” 

She said they expect precipitation to start out as rain, with the potential for freezing rain depending on the drop in temperature. She said we could be expecting snow towards midnight, with 2 to 4 cm of snow overall.  

Hasell said the snow amount is not definite. “If you do have rain or freezing rain, some of that snow is going to melt on contact, so we’re not really sure just how much snow you’ll actually have on the ground by the end of this.” 

Tonight is a low of minus 2 reaching minus 7 with the wind chill. 

We’ll continue to see the impact of this system on Friday morning, and have cooler temperatures as a result, with a daytime high of 0. 

Cool temperatures will persist on Saturday with a high of minus 3 and will then start warming up on Sunday with a high of minus 1. 

Monday looks much warmer for Moose Jaw. “We’re looking at a high of plus 10 in the current forecast. A lot of this will depend on how much snow you still have on the ground.” 

Above seasonal temperatures are expected starting Monday for both daytime highs and nighttime lows. Tuesday’s daytime high is plus 13, and Wednesday is plus 10.  

Hasell said that anyone travelling for Easter should make sure that they have an emergency kit in their vehicles. With the overnight drop in temperature and freezing rain, area highways could also be slick.