Southern Sask. gets some snow, frost possible tonight

Parts of the province got a blast of premature winter weather overnight — rain mixed with snow.
Snow was on the ground southwest of Swift Current Tuesday morning. Areas as far east as Assiniboia saw snow as temperatures dropped a degree or two below zero. (Chris Strain/Twitter)
Parts of the province got a blast of premature winter weather overnight — rain mixed with snow.

Areas in the southwest, especially in higher elevations like Cypress Hills, have seen snowfall.

People in the Gull Lake area told the Morning Edition there was snow on the ground at the start of the day.

Some other areas of the province woke up to frost.

That's bad news for farmers, most who have yet to finish combining their crops.

In Regina and Saskatoon, it was 3 C at 7:30 a.m. CST. Rain was falling in a number of areas in the southern part of the province.

It's all part of a cold front that is working its way through Saskatchewan.  The province's cold spot Tuesday morning was La Ronge, where the temperature was -4.

There were eight record lows Tuesday morning for Sept. 9.

Environment Canada hadn't issued any new frost warnings Tuesday morning, but that could change later today, CBC Saskatchewan weather specialist Farah Singh said.

"Conditions are going to be favourable for the development of frost tonight," she said.

Temperatures should rise by the end of the week, she added.


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