Another hot weekend is in the forecast for Regina, with Sunday potentially climbing to 35 degrees.
Environment Canada’s John Paul Cragg says there is one main reason the heat is sticking around, even with overnight low’s slightly below average, the lack of rain.
“Without the moisture in the atmosphere you get the big swing in temperatures, so you get higher daytime highs and lower overnight lows. So even though it’s been hotter than average for the month of July it all has to do with the daytime highs, not the overnight lows,” Cragg said.
Cragg added average temperatures this month have been just over 28 degrees, the average July is around 25.
The average overnight low is 11.8 in July, this year it is 11.4.
Before the month is over the Queen City could see 12 days where the day time high surpassed the 30 degree mark, most July’s in Regina see daytime highs at or above 30 only five times.
Severe thunderstorms are also a threat once again from Friday right through until Sunday.
Regina and east are at the greatest risk.