A heat warning persists in southeast Saskatchewan as a heat wave blankets the region.
Danielle Desjardins, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, explained that it could be a bit more until we see a break from the scorching temperatures.
“The next three days or so we’ve got daytime highs in the low 30s combined with some humidity, so that’s going to give us humidex values around the 40-degree mark,” Desjardins told Discover Weyburn.
While the temperatures aren’t record-breaking, they are lasting.
The humidity is also increasing the chances of a thunderstorm passing through the region, although that isn’t expected to break the heatwave. The thunderstorm outlook released by ECCC has the southeast at a moderate chance of a severe thunderstorm, but this doesn’t necessarily mean we will see one.
The heat can sometimes suppress thunderstorm activity, and that is a chance here in the Weyburn area.
“It’s kind of an all-or-nothing thing,” Desjardins added. “There is a chance that that suppression will just give us clear skies and no thunderstorm, but if they do form, they will be quite unstable.”
There is some precipitation in the forecast for early next week, with temperatures expected to drop down to around 26° by Tuesday with showers.