It was a bit of a different scene this morning as a thick layer of fog descended on much of the southeast. And it's not something that happens often.
"I think there were a couple things in play," remarked Regional Meteorologist, Terri Laing with Environment Canada. "I think the really, really cold air at the surface, because temperatures are below 20, and when you have things like cars and exhaust from buildings, it can lead to ice fog. But usually we don't see that until it gets really cold."
"There is a system on it's way too so I think there might be some warm air that's over top the really cold air so I think that's also leading to this issue with the fog. It's quite widespread, we've seen quite a bit of issues and quite low visibility."
The Estevan airport reported snow grain this morning, which are tiny particles that come out when there is moisture and it freezes and turns into pellets.
Over the next few days, she expects the temperatures to warm up.
"The Arctic high pressure system that's sitting right over top of southeastern Saskatchewan is slowly making its way towards the east. There's a low pressure system that is starting to form in Alberta and what's going to happen ahead of that is the southeasterly winds that are induced because of these pressure systems those are going to start picking up. It looks like you'll start seeing those by the end of the day. So quite strong winds coming up, probably 30 gusting to 50."
She added that snow and drifting snow often accompanies that so be careful driving in those conditions.
"Overnight we're waiting for the low pressure system to make its way into Saskatchewan and we'll probably see some snow associated with that. it doesn't look like too much in the way of snow, probably a couple centimeters worth but combined with that wind, you might see some blowing and drifting snow."
"On Friday, with this low passing through, temperatures will actually pick up and we'll actually see a warming trend which is kind of nice because these temperatures are quite low for this time of year so we'll see the temperatures finally pick up and get some relief from this cold."
"The temperatures will continue to rise towards the end of the week as an upper ridge builds in from the Pacific."
Laign added that because winter seemed to arrive a little earlier than we are used to, we are still trying to get into the winter mind-set.
"This time of year, it's running quite cold for early November with wind chills getting in the -30s, frostbite is always an issue. People should always dress appropriately for the weather conditions. We always ask too, that people when they head out, especially if they're going out on the highways, to be prepared for any type of road conditions. They should always check the Highway Hotline before they head out, and always have an emergency kit in their car, just in case."