A storm system is bringing a blast of winter to Saskatchewan.

Winter storm and snowfall warnings were in effect Friday for communities across southern and central Saskatchewan, including Regina and Saskatoon.

As much as 30 centimetres of snow is expected before the storm tapers off Saturday morning. The heaviest amounts are expected in the Cypress Hills region and areas along the U.S. border.

Winds of 40 to 60 kilometres an hour are expected to cause blowing snow with low visibility at times, mainly in the southeastern parts of the province.

Motorists are being advised to expect poor driving conditions today across much of southern Saskatchewan.

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