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Heat warnings ended in Saskatchewan

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WATCH: The seven-day Saskatchewan weather forecast with Global's Peter Quinlan for Friday, July 24.

UPDATE: All advisories mentioned in this story have ended

Heat warnings are still in place for some parts of Saskatchewan.

In southern Saskatchewan, Environment Canada initially said Wednesday a hot air mass will spread across the region this week. The agency said slightly cooler temperatures will bring an end to the warning-level conditions on Friday in the southwest, officials said.

Read more: Much of New Brunswick under heat warning on Sunday into early next week

On Thursday, another heat warning was issued in Saskatoon and other areas of the province for temperatures reaching 32 C combined with overnight lows near 16 C. Warnings have since ended in many areas.

As of Friday, heat warnings still exist in Estevan, Carlyle and Pelican Narrows areas for one more day with temperatures in the upper 20s or low 30s.

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Environment Canada said a cooler airmass will move in on Saturday, and temperatures will return to normal seasonal values which will bring an end to the warning level conditions.

Taking precautions

Officials are cautioning people to watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heatstroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

People are advised to drink plenty of water even before feeling thirsty and to stay in a cool place.

Read more: Heat warning issued for Peterborough and area as humidex expected to reach 40 C

Older family, friends and neighbours should be checked on to ensure they are cool and drinking water.

Anyone looking for advice on health risks, symptoms or precautions associated with heat-related illness should contact the Saskatchewan HealthLine at 811.

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For the latest conditions and warnings, download the SkyTracker weather app.

-With files from Thomas Piller

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