If you charted out the temperatures for southern Saskatchewan from the past week and up over the next week and a bit, the graphic would look more like the mountains of Alberta and British Columbia than the prairies.

Alas, a chinook coming down from the mountains into the prairies is the reason for a bump in temperatures over the next few days.

Southern Saskatchewan is going from unseasonably-cold temperatures to unseasonably warm, before things get cold again on Friday and Saturday.

Terri Lang, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada Warning, said a clipper in northern Alberta means winter weather up there, but that things are different down in southern Saskatchewan.

"It does look like a low-pressure system is developing in northern Alberta today, it's actually a clipper. It doesn't really take your typical path, but it's going to give snow and some freezing rain to some northern sections of the province, but we in the south benefit from its path, because to the south of it is quite a bunch of warm air that is gushing in. The chinook is already set up across Alberta and it will make its way across southern Saskatchewan over the next couple days."

Today's high in Estevan is forecast at -3 C, before 4 C tomorrow and 2 C on Thursday.

"It looks like things will start to change on Thursday and Friday as the low itself sort of sags through and we're getting another push of arctic air," said Lang. "So we'll see the temperatures really take a dive on Friday, we'll be back in to the cold air for Saturday, but then it looks like another warm up, so we're really on this rollercoaster of warm and cold temperatures."

The 30-year average high this time of year is around 0 C with an average low around -9 C, though Lang noted that variance isn't uncommon, with record highs getting a little over the 10 C mark some days, and lows getting down into the -20s.

More Local News

New Look for Canadian Dollar in 2019: Will Honour Gay Rights

Joe Wickenhauser is the Executive Director of Moose Jaw PRIDE and the Saskatchewan PRIDE Network. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. To commemorate…

SaskPower Pleased With Performance Of CCS at Boundary Dam Power Station

SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station had a great year in 2018, according to their vice president of power production, Howard Matthews. The facility…

Millions for Crop Research in Saskatchewan

On Wednesday, the federal Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced more than $12 million in funding for forty-four crop-related research…

Humane Society Receives Big Boost With $5000 Grant

The humane society has recently received a $5000 grant from the Western Financial western community foundation. Angela Prette with the humane society was extremely happy with the amount of the grant…

Bitter Winds Sticking Around

After some balmy temperatures and days to start the new year, more traditional Saskatchewan weather has moved in for the third week of January. Cold days and even colder nights with bitter winds is…

Snowplow Safety Important For Everyone

With the lack of snowfall we've seen in the southeast corner of the province, it's easy to forget about the drivers that keep the roads clear and drivers safe. Snowplow operators are often overlooked…

Accident On 13th Ave and King Street

A two-vehicle collision took place early Wednesday morning. "At approximately 7:45 this morning, a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of 13th Avenue and King Street," explained…

The Difference Between Norovirus and Influenza Explained

Norovirus has been identified as the cause of a number of cases of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting in the province. "Norovirus is a type of virus that affects the intestinal system," explained Doctor…

City's Proposed 2019 Budget Includes No Increase In Taxes Or Utility Rates

The city is planning some ambitious ideas for the proposed 2019 budget, but they won’t be including any higher taxes or utlility increases. The proposed budget was prepared by city administration and…

Pharmacies Running Out Of Flu Vaccine

It’s been a tough flu season in Canada and now some pharmacies in the Estevan area have been running out of the flu vaccine. Jeff Hilderman at the Estevan Pharmasave has seen his pharmacy run out of…

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

Search the Biz Guide

Login