Parts of southwestern Saskatchewan finally received some critical precipitation yesterday for the first time in nearly a month.

Maple Creek recorded the largest local amount of precipitation at 4.8 millimetres. Swift Current obtained 2.1 millimetres, mostly snow, ending a 25-day drought.

Environment and Climate Change Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang said the system was pretty weak for parts of the region.

"I remember having a quick look at the radar yesterday and it mostly covered the southwest, but it wasn't a sweeping storm by any stretch of the imagination," she said.

Eastend registered .9 millimetres and Val Marie was even less at .7 millimetres. Lucky Lake did not record any precipitation.

"I looked at the temperatures [during the storm] and they stayed above freezing most of the time," she said "So I'm wondering if most of it melted as it fell."

The next chance for snowfall in the southwest comes on Sunday with a 60 per cent being forecasted.

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