April showers bring April snow?
That’s what Environment Canada is calling for after issuing a special weather statement Monday calling for freezing rain or snow.
According to the weather agency, a slow-moving low pressure trough will make it’s way through west-central Saskatchewan. There may be heavier snow bands that develop locally giving more than 10 centimetres, or four inches, in some areas.
Saskatoon can expect between two to five centimetres — about an inch or two — of snow to fall overnight.
“Some of that snow will melt as it falls, so it’ll take a while before it starts to accumulate and it’s going to be pretty wet,” said John Paul Cragg, meteorologist with Environment Canada.
He adds temperatures are expected to drop below zero overnight, making for a dangerous drive Tuesday morning.
“There could be a bit of a freeze up with any of that slushy mess that is out there, making things slippery on roadways and on sidewalks.”
Environment Canada expects the snow to taper off by Tuesday evening.