Morning snow should should taper off before noon, but more is expected tonight, and there's a lot of wind in the forecast.
Environment Canada says that today's high should reach 2ºC this afternoon — just a couple degrees off setting a record, although it will feel much colder with stiff winds. Maybe 2 cm of snow will fall this morning, with a risk of freezing rain if the temperature rises before the snow stops falling.
A mix of sun and cloud is expected through the rest of the day, as wind speeds pick up dramatically from 20 km/h this mornig to 50 km/h from the northwest this afternoon. Some gusts could be up to 80 km/h and Environment Canada has issued wind warnings in southeastern Saskatchewan, where winds of 100 km/h are possible. A top speed of 119 km/h was recorded in Alberta, where the system originated, although the wind strength is supposed to taper off before it gets to Westman.
There is a 40 per cent chance of flurries this evening, with a few more flurries expected overnight, with continuing winds, though not as quite as gusty. Tonight's low should be -10ºC.
Tomorrow should be cloudy, with a few flurries early in the morning, then clearing skies early in the afternoon. Northwest winds at 40 km/h should diminish to 20 km/h in the afternoon and finally ligthen up in the evening. The temperature will fall tomorrow through the day to about -16ºC in the afternoon.
Clouds are expected for Friday, but the temperature recovers to a high of -3ºC.
At this point the weekend forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud on Saturday, along with a high of -3ºC, foloowed by clouds on Sunday and a high of -4ºC.
Into next week, a mix of sun and cloud is predicted for both Monday and Tuesday, with highs around -8ºC.
The normal high for this time of year is -12ºC; the normal low is -23ºC.
The warmest it's ever been on this date was in 1973, when it reached 4.4ºC. The coldest ever was in 1953, when it was -38.3ºC.