A prolonged period of snowfall and cold temperatures are expected to continue for at least another 24-hours in southwest Saskatchewan.

The cold front arrived on Tuesday evening and is projected to be sticking around until Thursday morning.

Swift Current and the southwest have also seen large amounts of snowfall with upwards of 15-20 centimetres being reported since Friday evening.

"We're watching a series of disturbances moving in from the Rocky Mountains," Brian Bukoski Meteorologist with Environment Canada said. "(That system) is giving an area of snow to portions southern Alberta and that's moving into southern Saskatchewan as well."

That system is expected to pass through southwest Saskatchewan by Tuesday morning.

With these blizzard-like conditions, it also reduces the visibility. 

"Also when you're traveling in these snowy areas, be aware of reduced visibility and slippery conditions, as they can exist in snowfall areas," he said on Sunday afternoon.

The cold weather has created temperatures around the -20 mark, ten degrees colder than the average this time of year.

"We're in a cold dome of arctic air right now," he told Swift Current Online. "It's pretty cool over most of the prairies and we're expecting those temperatures to remain for the next couple days as well."

Those below average temperatures have created wind chills in the minus 30's over the last week.

Old man winter looks to be giving the southwest region of the province a break on Thursday as the mercury will climb above the freezing mark for the first time in almost two weeks.