Residents of southeast Saskatchewan have been witnessing something over the past couple few days that has been scarcely present for the latter half of summer...rain.

"Right now we're looking at a little bit of a trough-like situation, an area of low pressure just to the south, and actually you have a ridge just to the north, so you're just sandwiched in right where the precipitation happens to be at the moment," shared Natalie Hazel, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.

"Thursday will see another system come up and affect the area for both southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba...a Colorado low."

Around 10-15 millimeters of rain are expected to fall then throughout the day, before taking a break for Friday. The moisture makes a return again for the weekend.

One simply has to look back at the past few winters, and uttering the phrase 'Colorado low' sent shivers down the spine as people prepared the snow shovels and blowers for the large dump of snow that usually accompanies such a system. 

While Hazel noted that they can be big 'snow makers' in late winter and early spring, the current milder temperatures keep that possibility away, at least for now. Rain is the only precipitation in the forecast.

 

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