Expect a wet couple of days

Get out the rain gear.

Environment Canada says the unstable conditions we have been seeing will continue for the rest of the week with thunderstorms expected sometime Thursday, with rain staying with us all day Friday.

It is expected that areas south of the Trans-Canada to the U.S border will see some before the day is over with hail, strong wind and heavy rain a possibility.  Tornadoes may also result, but Environment Canada says they re unlikely.

Severe thunderstorm watches have now been issued for the southwest corner of the province, including Assiniboia, Carlyle, Estevan and Weyburn areas.

Meteorologist Sara Hoffman says non-severe thunderstorms southeast of Regina late Thursday morning, could spoil the party, but the risk of severe weather will remain until Friday morning.

“The on-going thunderstorms late Thursday morning before everything started coming together have the potential to decrease the likelihood of severe storms later on on Thursday, so we’re watching the situation carefully, we do believe that if severe weather happens it will be later on in the day Thursday and into the evening,” Hoffman said.

On Friday general rainfall is expected across central and southern Saskatchewan, Hoffman says most areas can expected to see 20-30 mm’s with the Yorkton area potentially getting up to 50 mm’s.

After that a ridge of high pressure will move in and bring with it sunshine and heat, Regina could reach 36 C on Tuesday if the current forecast holds.

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