Batten down the hatches.
Environment Canada says a storm system stalled over Alberta is moving into Saskatchewan Wednesday – into Thursday.
Weather advisories were put into place through most of western Saskatchewan overnight and Wednesday morning.
Meteorologist David Baggaley says expect some very strong winds and rain to move in later in the day and overnight.
Baggaley says southwest areas can expect a double-whammy.
“For one, it’s going to bring some very strong winds into the extreme southwestern portion of the province,” said Baggaley. “We’re looking at winds 60 gusting to 90 kilometres-an-hour down near Shaunavon and Leader. It’s also pushed across the border and brought thunderstorm activity to the Meadow Lake area.”
He says the way the storm is moving in, points-south will also receive the same — high winds, rain and thunderstorms.
“Now, this weather system is moving fairly slowly,” said Baggaley. “Some of that wind from Alberta is pushing across the border and places like Kindersley and Battlefords could see strong northerly winds.”
Baggaley says this is likely the last thing farmers want to hear about after a relatively successful weekend seeding. But he adds it’s quite common for this time of the year.
“Certainly, the bulk of the precipitation is in Alberta Wednesday,” said Baggaley. “But this whole system will be tracking through Saskatchewan on Thursday. It won’t be quite as intense – but we’re still looking at a pretty rainy day for Thursday.”
Baggaley says expect the temperature to drop as the storm brings in cooler air.