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Special Weather Statement for the Swift Current Area

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Southern Saskatchewan. A low pressure system approaching from Alberta will spread strong win Southern and Central Saskatchewan today. Snow mixed at times with rain will begin this morning in the Northern grainbelt then gradually sink Southward throughout the day. Highest snowfall accumulations will be near 10 cm in the West-Central part of the province with decreasing amounts to the South and East. In addition, strong Northwest winds will develop this afternoon and continue this evening as the system moves through. Widespread wind gusts to 80 km/h are forecast for much of the South and West, with the highest gusts expected in the Cypress Hills where a wind warning is in effect. The system will be mainly out of the province by Thursday morning with conditions gradually improving as a ridge of high pressure builds in from the west. The forecast is calling for Showers Today with a High of 17, Northwest wind 50-70km/hr. A chance of Showers changing to Flurries Tonight and a Low of -5, Northwest wind 50-70km/hr. Sunny on Thursday with and cooling off to 1. Friday's outlook includes a High of 9 and up to 14 by Saturday. Looking ahead to Sunday, Sunshine and 7 with a High of 4 for Monday. Tuesday's outlook includes a High of 6.

The seasonal High for this date is 8 with a Low of -4.

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