Dreams of a white Christmas are becoming a reality for residents of southeast Saskatchewan, as the skies make up for the time lost while during the lack of snow seen for most of the season so far.
But wait, there's more. As the snowfall warning predicting around 10 centimeters of the white stuff persists, Environment Canada's Regional Meteorologist John Paul Cragg revealed that it may not come down quite in the peaceful, silent night style.
"Because we're on the northern edge of this system, winds could be strong. We're looking at winds around 30 kmh and light fluffy snow. With that will be blowing snow and reduced visibility on the roadway."
That said, the peak winds were expected to have made their way through Estevan by noon, and then to taper off throughout the afternoon. However, the snow remains, making driving a more challenging activity, not to mention cooling temperatures.
"There's a little bit of a warm up coming Thursday and Friday, but coming into the holiday weekend we are expecting cold arctic air to make it's way down into the province and stick around for quite a long time," Cragg said, adding that they could last into the new year.
He also mentioned that this may be the only snowfall for the near future, and Christmas may not see much for snow except for what's already on the ground.