The snow is starting to get closer to Saskatoon, but Environment Canada says the Bridge City should catch a bit of a break, for now.
Some areas north of Saskatoon saw as much as 10 cm of snow overnight Sunday and into Monday, with the Battefords, Meeting Lake and Spiritwood regions all seeing snowfall.
Environment Canada’s Terri Lang said Saskatoon isn’t expected to see snow from the system moving through the province.
“It looks like Saskatoon is going to escape most of it and we’ll just sort of have that drizzly, sort of showery type of weather that we’ve seen,” she said.
The cooler temperatures were expected to stick around for about the next 10 days. Lang urged people to hang in there.
“We’ve got warmth to come. It’s not quite on the radar yet, but we can hope,” she said.
People around Saskatchewan took to social media to show the snowfall in their areas.
— Christine Freethy (@prairietara) September 17, 2018
Where did my favorite, beautiful Fall season go? Oh right, it’s still summer! #treesdown #fencedown #horsesout #cowsout #rainingagain #skstorm Sorry ladies it’s still #graze18. Thankful John’s off today to help sort everything out. Thinking of all those with crop out in our area pic.twitter.com/0Ho62TiR3n
— Deanne Chuiko (@chuiko2) September 16, 2018
— Brandon Houck (@HouckisPokise) September 17, 2018
Expert says it’s time to get veggies out of gardens
While people can still hope for some warmer temperatures in coming weeks, gardening expert Rick Van Duyvendyk with Dutch Growers said the wait will be too long for any un-harvested vegetables left in people’s plots.
“If you’ve still got some vegetables out in the garden it’s time to get them out. If you’ve got some green tomatoes out there, it’s time to pick them and ripen them inside the house,” he said.
He said overnight lows are getting too cold to simply cover plants.
Putting a blanket over top of your veggies will give you about two degrees of frost protection, but if it’s going to go down below -2 C, you’re better off just to pick them,” he said.