Well spring began three weeks ago but the weather hasn't reflected it until now.

Starting on Saturday and continuing through Monday Environment Canada is predicting Swift Current to have daytime highs ranging from 12 C to 15 C.

Environment Canada meteorologist John Paul Cragg says that warmup will be courtesy of a system developing in Alberta and the United States.

"In advance of the development of the system it looks like we will have some good strong southerly winds that will bring some warm air into southwestern Saskatchewan," he said. "Finally some temperatures for southwestern Saskatchewan for this time of year."

The three-day warm-up that's expected to be far from breaking records won't last long though as the system will move out by Tuesday.

"The northerly winds will return," he said. "Temperatures will drop off quite a bit, so you're going to be back to well below average... It's going to take awhile for those temperatures to rebound, so probably not until the end of next week." 

Starting Tuesday as well the southwest is expected to experience rain or snow in what Cragg thinks "could be a big system."

Although the first week of April was record-breaking cold, Cragg believes that by the time May and June roll around we should be back to normal seasonal temperatures.

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