Saskatoon and surrounding area is under a weather warning for this weekend and following into early next week. please continue reading for more details as per Environment Canada Weather..
An intense low pressure system will develop over the northern us during the next few days and slowly track through the central prairies into early next week. This system has the potential to produce widespread blizzard conditions with excessive amounts of wet snow and poor visibilities to a large portion of southwestern and
central Saskatchewan from Saturday night right on into Tuesday. The various computer models are all pointing to the same solution with heavy wet snow and strong winds expected for much of southern and central Saskatchewan so confidence of a major winter storm for portions of the region is quite high. The location of the heaviest amounts of snow is still uncertain at this time but there is a potential for 50 or more centimetres of heavy wet snow over western and central areas of the province from Saturday night until the snow gradually tapers off during the day on Tuesday. As well strong northerly winds will likely produce near zero visibilities in snow
and blowing snow over much of the area. Travel may become nearly impossible Sunday and Monday. Southeastern areas of the province will initially be on the relatively milder side of this system so any precipitation should remain as rain for areas near Regina and southeast but those areas should see the precipitation change over to wet snow on Monday as well. We will continue to monitor the development of this system over the next few days and watches and warnings will be issued later in the week as the details of this massive winter storm evolves.
Please minimize travel and take the necessary precautions to stay safe in this possible winter storm.