It is time to tie down the barbecue cover and secure the garbage cans with much of the province bracing for wild wind Tuesday.
Environment Canada issued a wind warning Tuesday morning covering most of the south and central regions of the province including Saskatoon and Regina. There is a potential for wind gusts topping 90 kilometres per hour.
“The good news (is) it will be fairly short lived and winds will start dying down rather quickly in the afternoon,” said meteorologist Jason Knight.
Knight added the strongest wind gusts would be felt along the Trans Canada corridor, with Saskatoon on the northern edge of the system.
The system behind the strong winds is a “potent” Alberta clipper which is also bringing snow and the risk of freezing rain.
“So with these high winds we could see some abrupt reductions in visibility briefly through the late morning and early afternoon.”
Even with the wind, the good news is in Regina the temperature will remain warm throughout the morning. As the wind dies down in the afternoon the weather is expected to get very cold through the late evening and overnight Tuesday.
Environment Canada also warned of deteriorating road conditions across north-central Saskatchewan where significant snowfall is expected. The region could potentially see between 10 to 20 centimetres or four to eight inches of snow.
Zero visibility driving conditions were reported early Tuesday morning around Meadow Lake and the Battlefords which prompted the province to issue a travel advisory on all highways in those areas.
Highway conditions change fast so check the Highway Hotline before heading out.