It may say spring on the calendar, but it remains boots and shovels season in Saskatoon.
Friday morning saw a snowstorm begin tracking into Saskatchewan.
While southern parts of the province were expected to take the brunt of the snowfall, Environment Canada meteorologist David Baggaley said Saskatoon would also see some snow.
“You’ll probably see a good five centimetres out of this. Maybe a tiny bit more. But I don’t think 10 centimetres is in the cards for (Saskatoon) today,” he said.
Around 10:30 a.m., Environment Canada had issued a blowing snow advisory for the city.
While the storm is due to taper off by Friday afternoon, Baggaley said another system would be coming right behind it, bringing brief periods of snowfall through the weekend.
Baggaley said high winds coupled with the snow could make for tough conditions on the highways Friday. He said the Saskatoon area could expect winds gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour.
Travel was not recommended early Friday morning on a number of highways in the area around Kindersley, including Highway 7 right to the Alberta border.
With conditions expected to change throughout the day, drivers were encouraged to check the province’s Highway Hotline before hitting the road.