The weather was not so nice last week, but it's supposed to start warming up this week. Terri Lang, a meteorologist at Environment Canada shares, "It's a pretty weather day as things go, looks like there are some low clouds floating around, so probably more cloud than sun. There might be some flurries floating around as well, so people should be prepared to run into a little bit of flurry activity, but it doesn't look like anything significant. As the temperature goes up the wind chill should improve, not getting all that warm though, -8 is well below seasonal averages which are highs around
-1 and overnight lows of -12."
"Improving during the week, there are a series of low-pressure systems but they are going to affect central and northern Saskatchewan. Southern Saskatchewan will benefit from these low-pressure systems because they will move into the warmer areas. We are looking for temperatures to recover nicely by mid to late week with highs probably on the positive side of zero, so that's something to look forward to. We often see that under these cold ridges of high pressure earlier on in the winter season just because of open lakes and open rivers. It contributes to that and sometimes we see some fog with that. So, it's something to look forward to this week."
"It does look like the Arctic air will be pushing down towards the weekend, so we may see some below freezing temperatures once again. The way the jet stream is we are looking at a rollercoaster of temperatures. so no long warm spells and no long cold spells just a little bit of both. It does make for tricky driving conditions when the temperatures drop below freezing and people should always be aware of that when they are out and about, especially if they are heading to other areas where it is snowing."
Lang suggests to always check the Highway Hotline before heading out on the road.