Saskatchewan weather outlook: heat and sunshine finally return
Heat and sunshine finally return to the forecast after a wet and unsettled week.
Severe and tornado-warned thunderstorms ripped through central Saskatchewan on Thursday with a low-pressure system passing through that provided ample dynamics for intense weather.
An 85 kilometres per hour wind gust was clocked in Saskatoon ripping a roof off a building and causing extensive tree damage across the city.
WATCH BELOW: Roof torn off business as storm rolls through Saskatoon
Environment Canada has confirmed that a tornado touched down south of North Battleford on Red Pheasant First Nation at 4:45 p.m. CT that was caught on camera by a Global News viewer.
WATCH BELOW: Tornado confirmed on Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan
Significant downpours and hail were also reported in other parts of the province along with a funnel cloud in the Waldheim area.
After a damp start to the day in Saskatoon and a sunny finish to the week in Regina, showers will linger in Saskatoon into the afternoon with clouds building into Regina as temperatures push toward the 20s.
Showers linger in Saskatoon as clouds continue to roll into Regina Friday night as the mercury dips into low double digits overnight.
Clouds and showers will linger along a trough on Saturday before skies start to clear into the evening as daytime highs recover a few degrees into the low 20s.
The second half of the weekend will be remarkable with a building upper ridge bringing back heat and sunshine throughout the day.
Both Saskatoon and Regina are expected to make it back into the mid-20s for an afternoon high.
The heat continues into the week ahead with daytime highs in the upper 20s on Monday before pushing toward the 30s mid-week under partly-to-mostly sunny skies.
The July 19 Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by John Perret at Limestone Lake:
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