On Thursday morning, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Regina and areas southeast warning of snow on the way.
The system, called an Alberta clipper, was expected to move into southeastern Saskatchewan overnight, impacting the northern part of Regina and areas near Yorkton.
John-Paul Cragg, with Environment Canada, said people in the areas southeast should expect 10 to 15 centimetres of snow, which he says is manageable – the wind that comes with it, however, could be dangerous.
“In behind, you get that strong wind that mixes in with that snow and reduces visibility on the roadways,” said Cragg.
“So you can get near zero visibilities on the roadways for three to six hours after these systems pass because of the strong winds.”
Winds are expected to gust up to 60km/h from the north.
The rest of Regina can expect about two to four centimetres of snow overnight and again on Friday.
This system is being compared to the powerful Colorado Low that brought in heavy snow and blizzard conditions on Christmas and Boxing Day in the southeastern part of Saskatchewan along with parts of Manitoba.
The weather statements had ended by late Thursday afternoon, and a snowfall warning for areas around Yorkton and Moosomin had replaced them.