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.