Saskatoon weather outlook: 30 degree temps with a heat wave move in
Tornado in southeast Saskatchewan
Severe thunderstorm watch
Full sunshine returns Friday
Heat wave ahead
Incoming upper ridge brings in a heat wave with loads of 30 degree temperatures ahead.
Storms Slam Southeast Saskatchewan
A tornado touched down in southeast Saskatchewan on Wednesday evening around 8:40 p.m. near the community of Alida, Sask.
Major structural damage to a house in the area was reported along with baseball hail.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch/Heat Warning
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the La Ronge and Prince Albert National Park areas for conditions favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms.
Large hail and strong winds are the main threats with thunderstorms that may become severe as a low pressure system moves from northern Alberta into central Saskatchewan on Thursday afternoon and evening.
A heat warning has been issued for Lloydminster and southwest Saskatchewan for persistent heat through the weekend with daytime temperatures reaching near 32 degrees or higher and overnight lows near 16 degrees.
Environment Canada says to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place until conditions cool below warning criteria on Monday.
8 degrees was where Saskatoon started off the day under mostly sunny skies and light winds.
We quickly warmed up into the low 20s by mid-morning and into the mid 20s by noon as a few more clouds moved in.
Clouds associated with some mid-level moisture and an upper disturbance rippled through, bringing a few showers during the afternoon as we warmed up to a daytime high around 27 degrees.
A high pressure system will slide by on Friday, keeping skies sunny throughout the day with a very high UV index, meaning exposed skin can burn in minutes, so be sure to slap on some sunscreen.
Along with the sun will come the heat, with temperatures soaring into the 30s during the afternoon.
Expect some clouds to build in during the day on Saturday before predominantly sunny skies return again on Sunday.
We will hit the peak of the heat this weekend as we get into the heart of an upper ridge, which will help boost daytime highs a few degrees into the low 30s both days.
Work Week Outlook
A low pressure system is expected to swing through on Monday, bringing in the clouds and a chance of showers or thunderstorms with a daytime high in the low 30s once again.
We’ll likely cool back into the high 20s on Tuesday behind the system with increasing sunshine during the week helping return afternoon temperatures back into the low 30s as the upper ridge rebuilds.
Dayna Parsons took this Your Saskatchewan photo at Canora Beach:
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