A blast of winter has arrived in Estevan bringing snowy and windy conditions. 

"It doesn't look like there will be too much," shared Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment Canada. "Even across most of southern Saskatchewan that got clipped by this system, snowfall amounts are only about 2-3 cm."

"If you notice too, the snowflakes aren't all that big because the air is cold so not a lot of accumulation."

However, she did note that the strong wind accompanying the snow is causing blowing and drifting snow. 

"It should taper off probably through the evening tonight and then the winds should slowly ease."

Following that, the temperatures are expected to take a dip. 

"It's below normal. Average highs for this time of year are around +2 with overnight lows around -8."

Today's high is only supposed to reach -6 with -13 expected overnight. 

She added that this being one of the first real snowfalls of the year, people need to ease back into winter driving. 

"Certainly road conditions are a concern. People should be prepared for winter driving conditions. Make sure the winter tires are on, safety kit, checking ahead on the Highway Hotline before heading out, and giving yourself a lot of extra time because road conditions across much of the province are in winter driving conditions."

She also advised people to pull out the toque and mitts and make sure the kids are dressed warmly when they head outside. 

More Local News

The EPS Make One Arrest for Assault Last Night

The Estevan Police Service was busy making the rounds last night, The intense hockey game kept most peoples attention for the night however there were a few incidents of note. Sgt.Tyler McMillan.…

Saskatchewan's Population On The Rise

The population in Saskatchewan is on the rise and has been since at least 2007. The population grew by 11,459 people in 2018 to 1,168,423 according to new figures released by Statistics Canada. The…

100 Kids Who Care Growing In Popularity

100 Kids Who Care are stronger together and the children are making a big impact right here in our community. Brooke Spagrud with how the last meeting went, "We had 39 to 40 kids, but one thing we…

Southeast College Holding Speed Networking Event For Students And Business Leaders

The Southeast College is trying something new and holding a speed networking event here in the energy city. It's being billed as an opportunity to meet with local business leaders and work on their…

Rafferty Rumble Gearing Up For Exciting Summer

The Rafferty Rumble is gearing up for a summer of excitement and entertainment. Josh LeBlanc Head Organizer of the Rafferty Rumble, "The Rafferty Rumble will take place from July 26th to the 28th,…

Sidhu Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

Families and friends of the Broncos, most adorned in Broncos jerseys bearing their family names, gathered once again in the makeshift courtroom at the Kerry Vickar Centre in Melfort to learn the fate…

Southeast Cornerstone School Division Underfunded Again in Provincial Budget

Reactions continuing to come in from those impacted by the 2019 Provincial Budget released yesterday. Chief Financial Officer with the Southeast Cornerstone Public School Division Shelley Toth said…

Police Broke Up Some Fights Last Night

The Estevan Police Service had their fair share of fights to break up last night. Police were called to a local business parking lot to a report of a fight between four males and a female. Police…

Roman Catholic School Division Seeks To Grow Truth And Reconciliation

The Holy Family has been committed to growing Truth and Reconciliation within their school division. Superintendent Terry Jordens, "We've been working with Truth and Reconciliation for a number of…

St. Mary's School Celebrates Rock Your Socks

Rock Your Socks is a program that many throughout the Energy City continue to participate in each year, to bring awareness to Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Special Olympics Active Start and…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide