More rain and snow might be on the way

Lisa Goudy
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Moose Jaw was covered in a blanket of snow the morning of April 28, 2014.

No storms are expected in the next week, but there could be more rain and snow.

“There’s no big storms that we’re expecting to hit your area in the next seven to 10 days, but with the upper low being in place you could see some rain showers and snow showers,” said Elena Lappo, meteorologist with The Weather Network, on Monday afternoon. “So the precipitation you actually receive (Monday) and (Monday night) will probably be the most for the next week or so.”

In April, Moose Jaw has received about 60 millimeters (mm) or precipitation including rain and snow. The average April precipitation is 48 mm including rain and snow.

“You have been receiving a bit more than usual,” said Lappo, adding it’s hard to know what to expect precipitation-wise for May.

“Generally, we are seeing below seasonal temperatures for next week and in terms of precipitation we’re not expecting it to be too active. The main system that we’re expecting to hit in the next week is the one (that came Monday) that can bring a mix of rain and snow through Tuesday,” said Lappo.

“But then it should clear out and the rest of the week looks fairly dry with the possibility of some light showers and perhaps light snow showers.”

Average seasonal temperatures for this time of year are around 15 Celsius. So far, the average temperature in April has been 8.7 C.

“Next week is definitely not going to help bring that average up. We’re seeing on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, temperatures are going to be in the low teens, but by the weekend, we’re expecting another cool down where temperatures are going to go back to single digits,” said Lappo.

She estimated on Monday and overnight Monday, the city would have seen about 30 centimeters of snow and a few millimeters of rain.

“By the end of the next two weeks, I can see that the temperatures will be on the rise,” said Lappo, “but in the next seven to 10 days I would say the temperatures will still be slightly below seasonal.”

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Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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