The latest edition of the winter deep freeze has passed through Saskatchewan, moving out east to Manitoba, and a welcomed warm up is beginning.
Environment Canada’s forecast, as of Saturday morning, is calling for above normal temperatures to hit southern Saskatchewan Sunday, and that is expected to last until the following weekend. The average high for this time of year is around – 11 C.
In Regina, temperatures above zero are expected from Tuesday to Friday.
“The flow has already changed to a westerly pacific flow, so that mild air has moved in just above our heads but we still have to get rid of the cold air that’s been established,” explained Meteorologist Mark Melsness.
He predicts the pacific air will “do its thing” and slowly move the cold air out of the province. Melsness said approximately 300 to 400 meters above the ground, the temperature is around -3 C but the air near the ground remains colder.
Melsness explained the strength of the westerly winds will determine if Regina, and southern Saskatchewan, experiences plus temperatures by mid-week.