Some highways were left in icy conditions Wednesday morning as freezing rain sprinkled roads throughout southern Saskatchewan.
Slick roads were reported in central parts of Saskatchewan around Wakaw, Lloydminster and the Battlefords early in the morning. See the latest conditions on the Highway Hotline.
In Saskatoon roads appeared to be a sheet of glass however conditions were favourable during the morning commute. The only problem areas were sidewalks and parking lots that forced many to take it easy getting to their vehicles.
Rain is expected to continue falling throughout the day, turning to snow – or possible freezing rain – as temperatures dip.
CKOM weather specialist John Wilson says the cool air will be hanging around Saskatchewan as pacific systems move over the province.
“Once it pulls through and (goes) off into the Dakotas, it’s going to pull in a little bit of colder air from the north in behind it,” Wilson said.
Normal temperatures for Regina this time of year see highs of -7 C and lows of -18 C.
The cold air will only hang around for about 10 days, Wilson said. So there is still a possibility that at least some parts of southern Saskatchewan could see a brown Christmas.