Environment and Climate Change Canada continues to monitor a spring storm that is expected to hit southern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba with heavy snow mixed with rain.
Meteorologist Justin Shelley explained that the storm is strengthening over Wyoming with it expected to touch down in Canada overnight on Tuesday.
“The actual centre of the Colorado Low isn’t expected to move through southern Saskatchewan, the heaviest precipitation will be well north of the low and that will be centered over south-central Saskatchewan. It won’t be a direct hit by the low itself but will be from the snowfall.”
Shelley is projecting that 15 to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to fall by Thursday.
“The first part of the storm overnight tonight (Tuesday) into tomorrow morning (Wednesday) might get a little mix with rain and snow so it might not accumulate right away, however, once we get into tomorrow afternoon, we’ll really start to see the amounts pile up.”
The bulk of the snow is expected to sweep through southeastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba.
Come Thursday, Moose Jaw residents will begin to see some improvements in the weather, as only some lingering flurries will occur.
Accompanying the storm will be 60 to 80 kilometres wind gusts, which could cause limited visibility on area highways.
Motorists are asked to avoid travel if possible as road conditions could turn hazardous.
Hopefully, by the weekend the snow that does form will melt, as a high of 0 C and sunshine is expected on Saturday and +8 C on Sunday.
Currently, Moose Jaw and much of southern Saskatchewan are under a Winter Storm Watch.