It may have just officially become fall a few weeks ago, but it looks like snow is on the way for parts of southern Saskatchewan.
Late Sunday afternoon, Environment Canada put out a special weather statement for the southern half of the province. The statement warned about rain, wind, and the possibility of snow for the first half of the week.
A major low-pressure system will start to develop in Montana on Monday, and Environment Canada said that will spread rain in the Shaunavon area.
As the storm intensifies and moves north, the precipitation and winds will strengthen, continuing through Wednesday.
The weather statement said many areas will get 20 to 50 millimetres, or one to two inches, of rain over the three days. However some areas in the southwest are predicted to get from 50 to 75 millimetres, or two to three inches, over 36 to 48 hours.
Snow is likely for areas at higher elevations. Environment Canada said Cypress Hills could get 10 to 15 cm, or four to six inches.
Central and southwest parts of the province could see rain change to snow by Wednesday, though there isn’t expected to be any significant accumulations.
The statement warned the intensity and track of this system is uncertain, and so details may change.