May 19, 2017 2:43 pm
Updated: May 19, 2017 5:41 pm

Saskatoon weather outlook: storms, slightly warmer May long weekend

WATCH ABOVE: Heat builds back in with a chance of storms in Saskatoon's weather forecast over May long weekend.


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Warmth returns Friday

Chance of thundershowers Saturday

Unsettled Sunday

Calmer Victoria Day Monday

Heat builds back in with a chance of storms over May long weekend.

Saskatoon Forecast


Partly to mostly cloudy skies overnight kept us fairly mild with temperatures only falling back to 4 degrees overnight.

Plenty of blue skies and sunny breaks along with some cloudy periods stuck around Friday morning as a warm southerly wind kicked in with gusts of 30 to 40 km/h, helping to warm us up into the high teens by noon!

Mild air continued to funnel in for the rest of the day with a few more clouds building in and an afternoon high around 20 degrees as winds pick up to 30 km/h with gusts upwards of 50 km/h.

Friday Night

Partly to mostly clear skies will be the feature of Friday night as the mercury drops back into mid-single digits.


Some sunshine will start the long weekend on Saturday, helping warm us up into double digits by the time you wake up before climbing into the low 20s by afternoon!

Clouds will build back in during the day with a chance of showers and the risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon as a trough swings through.

Surface trough kicks up a good chance of showers or thunderstorms on Saturday.

SkyTracker Weather


Some lingering moisture and instability is expected to make our Sunday partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

As a result, temperatures are likely to top out slightly cooler by a degree or so, but still in the low 20s for an afternoon high.

Lingering instability brings a rain and thunderstorm risk into the forecast on Sunday.

SkyTracker Weather

Victoria Day Monday

We may start off our Victoria Day Monday with a few clouds before we clear to get into some midday sunshine with a chance of a few clouds building up during the afternoon.

During the day we should warm up into the low 20s before cooling back into the mid-teens for anyone planning to enjoy any evening festivities or fireworks displays.

20 degree heat sticks around for Victoria Day Monday.

SkyTracker Weather

Temperatures will be in the mid-teens for evening festivities on Victoria Day.

SkyTracker Weather

Work Week Outlook

The real heat returns next week as an upper ridge punches its way back in on Tuesday and Wednesday, helping boost temperatures into the mid 20s with some sun and cloud.

We’re expecting to cool down toward the end of the week as our ridge breaks down and models bring in an upper low that could give us some rain to end the week.

Here is your Saskatoon SkyTracker 7-Day Weather Forecast.

SkyTracker Weather

This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken in Hepburn by Tara Stadnyk.

May 19: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken in Hepburn by Tara Stadnyk.

Tara Stadnyk / Viewer Submitted

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