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Winter Storm Warning for the Swift Current Region

A low pressure system now near the Pacific coast will bring a wintery mix to southwestern Saskatchewan tonight and early Friday morning. Locally dense fog will lift this morning. Bands of rain or freezing rain will begin this evening before turning to snow overnight. This snow will end Friday morning. Snowfall amounts will be quite variable with up to 10 cm over higher terrain in the Cypress Hills. As well, locally strong wind gusts of 90 km/h are likely in the lee of the Cypress Hills late this afternoon and into Thursday night.

Travelers should note that this weather system will affect a good portion of the Canadian and American prairies with a variety of wintery weather today, Friday, and Saturday. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.Environment Canada is calling for Sunshine Today with a High of 0, East wind at 40-60km/hr. Rain mixed with Freezing Rain Tonight changing to Snow overnight, 5cm and a Low of -1. Light Snow, 5cm and +2 on Friday. Looking ahead to Saturday, a High of +1 in the Sunshine and 0 by Sunday. Mainly Sunny for Monday and -2. A warming trend enters the area by Wednesday with a High of +6.

The normal High for this date is +4 with a Low of -6.

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