After mother nature’s attempt to resurrect winter last week, residents of southern Saskatchewan can expect some warmer temperatures as we close out April and head into May.
Throughout April, temperatures sat below the seasonal average for the most part but temperatures will kick up to seasonal temperatures throughout and after this weekend.
“Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s daytime high forecast right is 15. Overnight temperatures are anywhere from minus one to plus two so that’s pretty close to what we’d expect to see this time of year. Then our forecast Monday and Tuesday is suggesting quite a bit warmer than that, ” says Natalie Hasell, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.
At the start of next week, Regina is predicted to see temperatures around 21 and 23 degrees.
Now the looking question is are we done with snow?
Hasell says that some weather models suggest that we might see a little more snowfall later into May but it is looking less and less likely.
As southern Saskatchewan transitions into the long-awaited spring, people should keep in mind that we are entering the severe weather season.
Severe weather like thunderstorms and tornadoes usually ramp up in late May but Hasell says there have already been some thunderstorms in the province this week.
She reminds residents to check trees on their properties, their roofs, backwater valves, and sub pumps to make sure everything is up to date and not in need of maintenance.
It would also be a good idea for residents to update their emergency kits in their homes and cars.