Saskatchewan weather outlook: funnel cloud advisory issued
A funnel cloud advisory has been issued for parts of Saskatchewan.
Environment Canada said funnel clouds are possible as showers and thunderstorms move across Saskatchewan on Friday.
The advisory covers Regina, Moose Jaw, Estevan, Weyburn, Outlook, Humboldt, and surrounding regions.
Funnel clouds are most likely to happen during the afternoon through to the early evening.
There is no significant tornado threat, Environment Canada said, but people should be on alert if one is spotted.
Funnel clouds can produce short-lived landspout tornadoes with little warning.
Although they do not usually cause significant damage, landspout tornadoes can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances.
Temperatures slid back to 5 C in Saskatoon Friday morning, but -6 is what it felt like with wind chill in Regina as temperatures fell to -1 to start the day.
After a few light showers in Saskatoon, clouds started to clear later in the morning as they rolled into Regina with both cities reaching the mid-teens before noon.
Rain associated with a system continues to slide through both cities with a risk of thunderstorms during the afternoon as temperatures climb into the mid-teens for an afternoon high with 50 to 60 km/h wind gusts.
Winds remain gusty through the evening before easing overnight as showers taper off and temperatures drop toward the freezing mark.
Temperatures should stay a degree or so above freezing Saturday morning as a building upper ridge begins to clear out the clouds during the day.
Afternoon sunshine is expected to roll in across the province the region warms into the mid-to-upper teens for a daytime high.
Mother’s Day Sunday
20 degree temperatures return to southern and central Saskatchewan for Mother’s Day on Sunday with an afternoon high around 21 C.
It’ll be a fabulous day to spend outside with Mom under a mix of sun and cloud with only a slight chance of showers late in the day in Saskatoon as clouds roll back in.
Work week outlook
Slightly cooler air rolls in for the work week ahead with daytime highs dipping back into the upper teens or low 20s under partly-to-mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers to end the week.
The Your Saskatchewan photo for May 10 was taken by Jody Robson in Regina:
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