A touch of rain is followed by a surge of sunshine and heat for the May long weekend.
Eight hours of rain started the day in Saskatoon with a breezy wind gusting up to 40 to 50 km/h at times, but unfortunately the majority of the much needed rain missed the areas dealing with wildfires.
Temperatures slid back to 6 degrees during the morning with rain putting a damper on daytime heating as we climbed up just a few degrees heading into the noon hour.
Another wave of rain will push through Saskatoon later in the day, with winds remaining gusty at times as we make an attempt for an afternoon high in low double digits.
Showers ease through the evening with cloud cover lingering overnight before clearing out into the early morning hours as we cool back into low single digits.
Blue skies and sunshine will be back to wrap up the work week as an arctic high pressure system slams in the cooler air behind the system that brought in the rain.
The result will be an afternoon high that’ll seek to soar up into the upper teens, but might only make it into the mid-teens.
May Long Weekend
Sunshine will be the name of the game this long weekend as an upper ridge of high pressure gradually builds back the heat.
Daytime highs will spring into the low 20s on Saturday before surging further into the mid-20s on Sunday and into the mid-to-upper 20s for Victoria Day Monday with just a few clouds possible to end off the long weekend, otherwise beautiful sunny skies galore.
Remember that widespread fire bans are in place across all of southern and central Saskatchewan as despite Thursday’s rain, dry conditions continue to prevail and will return with the lack of precipitation ahead.
Work Week Outlook
Mostly sunny skies continue into the short work week with daytime highs in the upper 20s on Tuesday before surging up even further, back into the low 30s in the sunshine by the middle of the week.
Jordan Leis took the May 17 Your Saskatchewan photo in Saskatoon.
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