Saskatchewan is set to receive some thunderstorms throughout the summer, but drought-like conditions will limit the amount of rain.
The 2016 Summer Weather Forecast was released this week by the weather agency AccuWeather.
Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck says El Nino and the warm front in the Eastern Pacific Ocean has been causing a lot of problems this year, bringing heat and weak storms to many places.
He notes California receiving very little rain this year, missing out on the large downpour it usually receives once a year.
Smerbeck says we can expect heat 4 to 5 degrees warmer than normal on a consistent basis.
Normals for summer in Saskatchewan range from the 23 to 26 range.
As a result, he adds this summer has the potential for more wildfires.
Smerbeck says a lot of these thunderstorms will likely come when conditions are so dry, the rain drops will evaporate before they hit the ground.