Update: there is now a blowing snow advisory for Swift Current and parts of the southwest.

As March begins so too might the snow.

According to Environment Canada, the flurries are expected to start this afternoon in Swift Current and not stop until Sunday evening.

John Paul Cragg, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said the weather models still aren't showing a clear picture but he believes Swift Current might be in for large snowfall.

"I'm going to give a pretty big range for Swift Current, but the area could see between 5-20 centimetres of snow with this system," he said. "Most of the snow with this system looks like it will be falling through the day on Saturday."

Alongside the potential for snow, is winds around 40km/hr gusting to 60-70 km/hr that could create blowing snow.

"That's strong enough to really blow around the snow," Cragg explained. "Now one of the good things about the southwest corner in particular storm is that it's going to be pretty warm down there. So you are looking at temperatures getting close to zero when the snow is falling and because of that some snow might be a little bit wetter and might now blow around as bad if it were cold temperatures."

The Saskatoon-based meteorologist said the southwest would see close to 20 centimetres if the majority of the storm shifts towards the southern part of the province, but if the storm stays on its current course it will hit central Saskatchewan the hardest leaving the southwest with a lot less snow.

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