Winter bringing another blast of snow to parts of the Southwest

Snowfall Warning March 16.

The Southwest corner of Saskatchewan is bracing for another layer of winter snow.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Leader – Gull Lake plus the Shaunavon – Maple Creek – Val Marie – Cypress Hills forecasts regions, with the potential of 10 to 15 centimetres of snow expected.

The snowfall warning notes that a disturbance currently over Montana will track northwestward and will spread bands of moderate snow into the Southwest tonight and into Saturday. Snowfall totals of eight to 12 centimetres are anticipated over most of the warning area, while the higher terrain of the Cypress Hills could experience up to 15 centimetres.

Environment Canada also advised that with the current mild area in the region, there could be some patchy freezing rain this evening.

However, the forecast remains for two to four centimetres of snow for Swift Current starting tonight.