Residents in the southeast are in for a few more days of above normal temperatures before things start to cool off next week.
"This weekend in the southeast corner of the province," shared regional meteorologist, John Paul Cragg, "we're looking at temperatures still staying quite a bit above average for this time of year. We're forecasting Saturday's high to get up to four degrees and the overnight, and into Sunday, temperatures dropping down to minus six. So not all that cold. And Sunday again, temperatures probably reaching the freezing mark before a cool down comes for next week."
"We're looking at temperatures dropping down to -17 Monday night and then Tuesday temperatures only up to around -11 as a daytime high. Dropping down to a little bit colder than average by Tuesday before temperatures rebound over the course of the week next week. Averages for this time of year are a high of minus four and a low of around -15."
Cragg adds that above freezing temperatures can cause snow and ice to melt and then freeze overnight as the temperatures drop and that can cause some dangerous conditions.
"As we go through the melt-thaw process, any streets that have water on them during the day when conditions are above zero, will freeze overnight and create slippery conditions on roadways and walkways. Often, there isn't that much snow left on the roadways but there's still some snow and ice on the walkways and with temperatures dipping below zero, all of that thawing will turn to ice and conditions will be quite slick."
He added that a low pressure system passing across the province is bringing about the colder temperatures.
"It looks like it won't really affect Saskatchewan all that badly in terms of precipitation or wind but by the time that system moves into Manitoba, northwest winds will result and those winds will bring cold Arctic air down into Saskatchewan. Thanks to that, we'll be seeing the drop in temperature especially Monday night into Tuesday."
"But still, at this time of year, we're not looking at desperately cold temperatures."
He added that they are not predicting any major precipitation in the forecast.