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Prairies: Snow ends, winds pick up, temperatures continue to climb

Tuesday, April 7th 2020, 6:53 am - Snow making its way across the central Prairies will continue Tuesday morning for parts of northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Temperatures are on the rise for parts of the Prairies, and although a shot of snow will have wound down for many Tuesday afternoon, lingering winds will make for blowing and drifting snow through the afternoon for the western Prairies and on Wednesday for eastern areas.

The week will end with warmer temperatures, but another Arctic blast of cold air will move in for Easter weekend. Details and timing, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Strong winds behind departing system causing blowing, drifting snow Tuesday
  • Temperatures continue to climb
  • Shot of Arctic air for Easter weekend
  • Keep ahead of active weather ALERTS in your area

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: SNOW ENDS, WINDS PICK UP

The snow will end by Tuesday morning across the region, with the heaviest amounts in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, well north of the Yellowhead Highway.

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Places that saw snow won't be quite done with travel woes, however, as strong wind gusts in the 50-60 km range will pick up in central Alberta and Saskatchewan Tuesday, causing blowing and drifting snow between Saskatoon and Lloydminster in particular.

On Wednesday, the strongest winds look set to shift to southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, easing by the evening.

LOOKING AHEAD: COLD PATTERN RELAXES, MORE SNOW ON THE WAY

Mild Pacific air will continue to impact temperatures on the Prairies this week.

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The day-by-day warmup will be gradual, but by Thursday parts of southern Alberta are in line for a shot at double-digit daytime highs, though Saskatchewan and Manitoba will be considerably cooler and will have to wait a little longer for the milder air.

April 7, 2020 - National April Temps

A weak clipper will track from northern Alberta on Thursday into southern Manitoba late Friday. There will be some upslope snow late-week for southern Alberta, as an Arctic high moves in behind the clipper, but it doesn’t appear to be an impactful system at this time. A colder blast of Arctic air is expected during the Easter weekend.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates.

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