A white Christmas is unlikely for much of Saskatchewan, Environment Canada says.

Parts of the province won’t see any snow on the ground December 25th and other places will only have a trace.

Terri Lang with Environment Canada, "Well, we do have a fairly major weather system moving through the province," Friday morning. "It made its way onto the coast of British Columbia and reformed in Alberta Thursday evening, and we will see cloud and some precipitation move into the province."

Lang elaborates that the Estevan area would have seen freezing rain on Friday morning from about 6 am to 9 am. "After that, we may see some snow, but we're not seeing any more snow associated with this system. Lot's of wind too.  But because this system is so big, it's going to cover most of the province. Heavy snow in Northern Saskatchewan, the risk of freezing rain to the central part. Anybody traveling should pay attention, especially if they are traveling east, heavier snow in Manitoba and risk of freezing rain."

Lang's precaution, "Always check the highway hotline before heading out, and know the road conditions before you go."

Other factors include chinooks coming in from Calgary and El Nina bringing warmth to the West Coast. "Into the longer term were actually going on a descent into some colder temperatures after this really nice long stretch that we've had. Doesn't look like we're looking for any snowmakers, into at least the next week. So it does look like its going to be a brown Christmas. Unfortunately, I know people love to have white Christmases here, we're keeping an eye on if anything comes up towards the New Year. But so far its looking brown into next week."

Lang tells of the last year that they could find with less than 2cm of snow on the ground for Estevan was back in 2014.

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