A snowfall warning has been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for part of southwestern Saskatchewan.

The R.M. of Maple Creek and Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park are under the warning that's projecting 10-20 centimetres.

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"We're not expecting too much in the way of precipitation for accumulations of snow," Environment and Climate Change Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang said. "Locally higher amounts particularly over the Cypress Hills and higher elevations to the south, so they certainly could get more."

Most of the southwest is expected to receive five to 10 centimetres by the time the snowstorm passes Friday morning.

However, the rain throughout today mixed with temperatures dipping below the freezing mark, road conditions could be treacherous.

"The roads are really going to ice up and be messy I think," she said.

"Road conditions are going to change drastically this afternoon, so people should check the forecast and the Highway Hotline before heading out... Consider postponing plans if things look rough."

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