Dangerous humidexes in the 40s move out as a cold front moves in.
Environment Canada has put a heat warning in place for the Prince Albert, North Battleford, Nipawin, Regina, Moose Jaw and Weyburn areas.
The warning is issued for daytime highs 29 degrees or warmer in the northern sections of the province and 32 degrees and hotter for southern sections.
At the same time overnight lows around 14 degrees or above are expected Friday and Saturday in the northern strip of warnings, while lows of 16 degrees or warmer is expected in the southern area.
Be sure to take extra precautions to remain hydrated and cool and also limit time outside in excessive heat.
It was a sultry finish to the short work week in Saskatchewan with temperatures in Saskatoon starting out in the mid-teens, but under mostly sunny skies warmed up to humidexes in the 30s by mid-morning.
A breezy southerly wind kept the mercury on the rise, making it up to 28 degrees before noon with humidex values soaring into the mid 30s.
Dangerous humidex values into the low 40s move in Friday afternoon as temperatures sizzle into the mid-30s under partly to mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of a thunderstorm.
There is a dome of warm air above Saskatchewan that’ll inhibit thunderstorm development during the day, but that cap is likely to break in the evening, opening the door to a risk of a severe thunderstorm.
Once that risk eases overnight, we’ll cool back into the upper teens as southerly winds pick back up.
An approaching cold front will kick up thunderstorms first across the north, but that risk edges into central Saskatchewan Saturday afternoon as strong westerly winds pick up with gusts up to 60 km/h.
A few clouds will start out the day in the city before some midday clearing and then afternoon clouds bubbling back up with a chance of storms with a daytime high pushing toward the 30s.
A slightly cooler Sunday is on tap behind that cold front, which should drop our daytime high into the mid 20s.
Winds will remain a bit breezy, but skies should stay mostly sunny for the majority of the day.
Work Week Outlook
The upper ridge rebuilds on Monday, pumping back in 30 degree heat before a system swings through Tuesday that’ll bring in some thunderstorms.
A slightly cooler Wednesday is on the way behind that system before we warm back into the upper 20s to wrap up the week under partly to mostly sunny skies.
Francine Custer took the Your Saskatchewan photo for July 6 at Deschambault Lake:
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