Severe thunderstorms possible in Saskatchewan today before a sunny Friday and wet weekend.S
Severe Thunderstorm Watches/Warnings
Prince Albert, La Ronge, Pelican Narrows, Hudson Bay, Melfort, Nipawin, Humboldt, east-central Saskatchewan as well as southeastern Saskatchewan are all under a severe thunderstorm watch this afternoon for conditions favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms.
Environment Canada says these storms are capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain.
Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and continue through early this evening as a low pressure system moves across the province.
LIVE BLOG: Follow along with the latest on the storms below.
Thunderstorms rolled through Saskatoon around 3 a.m. this morning before temperatures fell back to around 17 degrees early this morning.
Mostly cloudy skies started the day followed by some partial clearing midday as temperatures pushed up into the high 20s with humidex values making it feel like 30 with humidity by noon.
Winds will remain breezy from the west-southwest through the day at sustained speeds of 30 km/h with gusts upwards of 50 km/h at times with a chance of thunderstorms later in the day as temperatures rise up toward 30 with humidex values in the low 30s.
There is a chance of thunderstorms early this evening before clouds clear out and winds ease off overnight.
Temperatures will fall back to around 12 degrees or so tonight.
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Saskatoon’s SkyTracker 7-Day Forecast.
Tomorrow looks start off sunny with just a few clouds moving through midday into the afternoon associated with an upper disturbance moving through.
The mercury will also fall back behind the low pressure system bringing in the rain and thunderstorm risk today, with an expected high only in the low-to-mid 20s tomorrow afternoon.
Cloud will move back in for Saturday with rain starting up in the afternoon.
We’ll likely see those showers taper off early Sunday before clouds move out later in the day.
Daytime highs through the weekend will also drop back into the low 20s both days.
Work Week Outlook
Next week will start off drier and sunnier with daytime highs back in the mid-20s.
Helen Waller took this Your Saskatchewan photo in Montmartre of the “Paris of the Prairies.”
June 9: Helen Waller took this Your Saskatchewan photo in Montmartre of the “Paris of the Prairies.” Helen Waller / Viewer Submitted
June 9: Helen Waller took this Your Saskatchewan photo in Montmartre of the “Paris of the Prairies.”
Helen Waller / Viewer Submitted
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