UPDATE 1:20 p.m.:

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Weyburn and the surrounding area this afternoon. This comes shortly after an updated outlook was published. Environment Canada is projecting an area between Regina, Assiniboia, and Weyburn will see one or two supercells in the region. The models are showing these cells could see large hail and damaging wind gusts. Additionally, there is a risk of one or two long-track tornadoes developing. The models are also showing the convective initiation that would trigger the development of the storm will likely begin around 6:00 p.m.


There is a good chance Weyburn and the surrounding area will see some significant weather today. 

Saturday's thunderstorm outlook from Environment and Climate Change Canada, which is issued at noon each day and looks at the next 36 hours, shows Weyburn is right at the eastern edge of the area they will have a high chance of severe weather. 

The system will be moving in from Alberta and covers a line that goes from Meadow Lake to Saskatoon, down to Regina, and covering a wide area as it stretches down to the border. Areas to the east of Weyburn have a moderate chance of severe weather. 

The outlook states there is a likely chance of a severe outbreak of storms that will see winds of up to 100 kilometres an hour, along with hail and the possibility of tornadoes. The areas that have a moderate chance of severe weather today could see winds up to 100 kilometres an hour along with hail. The outlook doesn't provide any amount of rain. 

The forecast for the day in general is calling for sunshine for the most part during the day, with the temperature getting up to 27°. The risk of the storms for Weyburn is projected to be late in the evening, but that could change as the day goes on and the models update.

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