The Easter Bunny may have to trudge through some light snow this weekend to make his annual deliveries filled with chocolate and candy.

Southwestern Sask. is projected to receive a few centimetres of snow tonight and early tomorrow morning.

Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Terri Lang attributed the precipitation to a quick-moving system passing through the province.

"There's a weather system moving through, most of the energy is going to go further north through central and northern Sask. so not expecting much across the southwestern part of the province," she said.

Daytime highs will struggle to rise above the freezing mark for the long weekend with overnight lows ranging from -5 C to -12 C. 

Warmer weather is projected to blast the region beginning on Monday and could vaporize the remaining snowpack in the Maple Creek and Eastend area. Highs for the first three days of the week are expected to hit the double-digit mark.

"There's a ridge of high pressure starting to build in," she said. "Chinook's will kick into Alberta and we will benefit from some of the milder air moving in.

"The Maple Creek area will probably be our (provincial) hot spot again."

Although Lang was quick to caution, she doesn't believe this is the last of the winter-type weather just yet.

"It does look like the ridge (of high pressure) does break down later next week, so probably into some cooler temperatures," she said. "This time of year it gets harder to get into the really cold air because the sun is getting stronger but even the modified arctic air still feels a little bit cold. We're not out of the woods yet."