After toughing out the bitter cold over the New Year’s weekend last week, people in Saskatchewan can look forward to a much nicer first weekend of 2018.
Most of the province saw a return to seasonal temperatures through the week and Environment Canada meteorolgist Shannon Moodie said the weekend should create some opportunities for people to get outside and enjoy above-seasonal temperatures starting Saturday.
“The winds are going to be shifting to a northwesterly-westerly direction and this is going to bring in some warmer air to the area. In fact, most of Saskatchewan is going to see a warming trend,” she said.
That warmer air is expected to translate to daytime highs of -2 C in Saskatoon and -3 C in Regina, about 10 degrees above seasonal averages in both cities.
“It will last for a few days, but we do have another system that will be rolling through early in the week. With the cloud associated with that, it could keep temperatures still on the mild side. But unfortunately, after that, you get that cold air coming right back down,” Moodie said.
Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures returning to around the – 20 C mark for both Regina and Saskatoon by Wednesday of next week.