Batten down the hatches.
A weather system will move through Alberta Tuesday and through central Saskatchewan later in the day will bring wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h to southern Saskatchewan.
David Baggaley with Environment Canada says it’s unusual to see such a large area affected.
“It’s a very intense low-pressure system moving through Alberta today,” Baggaley said. “Then it will move through central and southern Saskatchewan tonight. That will bring a very wide swath of very strong wind all throughout southern Saskatchewan — mainly for the period tonight.”
Baggaley says later Tuesday we can expect the wind to pick up.
“What makes this unusual is that it’s such a large area being affected by this storm,” Baggaley said. “Pretty much all of southern Alberta, southern Saskatchewan and into Manitoba will be affected by this storm at one time or another.”
In addition, certain wind prone areas just in the lee of the Cypress Hills may see gusts of 110 km/h.
The strong winds will calm down overnight or early tomorrow as this weather system tracks into Manitoba.
SaskPower is also telling customers outages are very possible due to the strong winds.
The crown says they have crews on stand-by ready to go should widespread outages occur.
People are reminded to always stay clear of downed lines and have “outage kits” ready to go.
(Files from Drew Postey)