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Alberta Clipper Enroute to Southwest Saskatchewan

An Alberta clipper will track across southwestern Saskatchewan on Friday. A band of 6 to 12 cm of snow can be expected along and just north of the low track, generally south of the Trans Canada highway. The snow will start over western areas overnight tonight and spread across the rest of southern SK during the morning. The snow will taper off from west to east Friday evening. In addition to the snow, strong northeast winds will develop during the day with gusts to 50 and 60 km/h. The combination of the snow and strong winds will produce reduced visibilities in snow and blowing snow over open areas. Conditions will improve Friday evening as this system tracks into the Dakotas. Much below normal temperatures can be expected for the next 5 days as a ridge of Arctic high pressure builds into the region behind this system. The forecast is calling for Flurries changing to Snow overnight with a low of -17 and a Windchill of -27. 5-10cm of Snow for Good Friday with a High of -11 and a Windchill of -26. Sunshine for Saturday with a High of -10 and -4 on Easter Sunday. Looking ahead to Easter Monday, a High of -5 in the Sunshine and -3 by Tuesday. Mainly Sunny on Wednesday and warming up to +1 for Wednesday.

The seasonal High for this date is +8 with a Low of -5.

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