Relief from cool wet weather is on the way for Saskatchewan farmers.
Harvest has been stalled for almost a month because of cool, rainy and snowy weather.
Environment Canada’s senior climatologist, David Phillips, describes the unusually cold weather this past month as a head shaker with temperatures 4 to 6 degrees cooler than normal.
He says Saskatchewan has gone from sweat to slush, pointing out temperatures reached 41 degrees in Regina in August.
Phillips, says temperatures will be cool this week and there may be some moisture on Friday, but next week warmer than normal weather is in the forecast.
He says temperatures could reach in the double digits.
Phillips says the stalled cold arctic air will finally give way to warmer air from the U.S.
He says warmer than normal weather is in the forecast for the coming month.
He adds U.S., Canadian and European weather models indicate the winter will be warmer than usual.
He says El Nino is expected to strengthen and provide a shorter and warmer winter than last year.