Written by Chris Omness with files from David Zammit

West central Saskatchewan was blasted with their first taste of wintery weather, however, fall conditions appear to be invading the region perhaps for one last time this year.

After receiving multiple days of snow within the last 10 days and nighttime temperatures reaching the minus teens recently, the mercury will rise well above the freezing mark with daytime highs expected to stay there for the majority of the next week.

Justin Shelley, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, said the cooler weather was courtesy of a ridge from the arctic but that's now passed through the area and an active pattern will sweep across the prairies.

"What's going to happen is part of southern Saskatchewan is going to remain on the warmer side of that pattern," he said. "You won't see as much of the precipitation but you'll keep the warmer temperatures."

Currently, Environment and Climate Change Canada are projecting open skies and sunshine for west central and southwest Saskatchewan until at least mid-next week.

"There is a chance with a slight shift in one of these systems you could slide into a bit of precipitation," Shelley said. "If that were to occur it looks like amounts would be relatively light."

The potentials for rain or snowfall are late tonight and then on Monday perhaps too.

Today and Sunday might be t-shirt weather as it's expected to reach double-digits on the plus side both days.