Possible brown Christmas as December warm-up continues

By CJME News Staff
December 11, 2017 - 8:29am

Drivers may want to top up on windshield washer fluid as the winter warm-up continues through the week.

It was an odd situation Sunday when Environment Canada issued a special weather statement about the unseasonably warm weather expected for this week in December. The statement covered half of Saskatchewan, stretching from Prince Albert down to Regina.

“The reason for the special weather statement is basically because of the higher than normal temperatures followed by the borderline warning-level winds in behind it,” meteorologist Amanda Prysizney said Sunday.

Wind gusts peaked at over 70 kilometres an hour overnight on Sunday and began easing off early Monday.

The same system bringing warm temperatures has the potential to bring some showers and flurries.

Average weather for this time of year is a high of -8 C, and a low of -19 C.

It was pretty cold on this day a year ago, with a high of -16 C along with an overnight low of -23 C reported for Dec. 11, 2016.

The mild weather is expected to last through the week with temperatures getting as high as 5 C and holding above freezing through Friday.

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