Monday morning saw many in Saskatoon waking up to the sound of melting snow dripping off their eavestroughs.
The Bridge City was expecting a daytime high of 1 C Monday, almost 10 degrees higher than the average seasonal high of -8.5 C.
The warmer temperature was expected to come with light winds gusting to 11 km/h.
While the slight nudge above the freezing mark was a welcome sight, it wasn’t in any danger of breaking the record high of 7.2 C set on Dec. 11 1939.
Monday’s weather was a marked improvement on the same date in 2016, which saw a high of -16 C and an overnight low of -23 with winds gusting to over 40 km/h.
Environment Canada was calling for above-seasonal temperatures through the rest of the week, with highs around 1 C through to Wednesday.
Temperatures were expected to dip back to 0 C by Thursday, with a high of -6 C forecast for Friday.