Heat warnings persist in prairie provinces, including Saskatchewan

Environment Canada says heat warnings are now in effect for a large chunk of the country, from eastern B.C. to northwestern Ontario.

That area includes Saskatchewan, where heat warnings have lasted for the entire province for the last three days, and in some areas even longer.

Meteorologist Justin Shelley says the heat will continue for the entire province Friday and Saturday.

“Some regions — especially in central Saskatchewan — will see temperatures in the mid-to-high 30s,” Shelley said. “Areas in southern Saskatchewan will see temperatures slightly cooler, but still mid-to-high 30s as well.”

It was a record-breaking day on the weather front Thursday, as Environment Canada is reporting at least 28 daily records set across the province, including Assiniboia, Coronach and Saskatoon.

Regina could see a record fall Friday. The hottest July 2 on record is 33.9 degrees, and the current forecasted high is 35.

Shelley says Friday will be the hottest day during this heat wave.

“Saturday will be very warm as well, and then starting Sunday we start see a bit of a cool down, and then back to normal next week.”

Relief could be on the way as early as Monday, where the forecasted high is 25ºC. A strong chance of rain is also in the forecast on Tuesday.

When it comes to storm activity, Shelley says most of the storms will stay in Alberta, but there’s a slight chance western Saskatchewan sees some of the rain and wind later tonight.

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