Wet snow and strong winds contiue to hammer down on the southeast this afternoon. And it doesn't look like it will end soon. 

"You're looking at snow continuing into Saturday morning," explained John Paul Cragg at Environment Canada. "And then starting to taper off early Saturday morning."

"Down in your neck of the woods, by the time everything is said and done, you are looking at quite a bit of snow. 10 -15 cm of snow is what we're forecasting. And with the stronger winds you're seeing right now, we're looking at reduced visibility on the roadways with visibility around zero at times continuing into this afternoon before winds start to die down later this afternoon."

"There is a chance of freezing drizzle in the overnight period which won't help the driving conditions very much. Luckily this won't be falling on bare roadways but will be falling on some areas and hopefully won't make things too slick out there but it will be something to be aware of."

However, he doesn't believe that any rain will fall tonight.

"Today it looks like all of the precipitation will come in the form of snow. It's going to be wet snow with temperatures near zero but the column above you is cold enough to be coming down all as snow. But by the time we get to tomorrow, there is another system moving in."

"So tomorrow night and into Sunday, another system looks like it will pass across Saskatchewan and could bring some light precipitation for the southeast corner of the province and that light precipitation could possibly come in the form of rain, rain mixed with snow."

He adds that with temperatures hovering around zero added with precipitation, the roads can become very slippery, very quickly. 

"Things look like they're going to get back to normal begining next week. The clouds will clear and conditions will be pretty nice."

He notes that producers will be pleased with the extra moisture that we are seeing. 

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