Scorching heat is about to make a return to Saskatchewan.
After highs reached or surpassed 40 C in late June and early July, highs in the mid 30’s are expected for both Regina and Moose Jaw, and much of Saskatchewan, from Thursday right through until at least Monday.
Overnight low’s will remain close to 20 C in some cases.
Environment Canada’s Terri Lang, says right now they aren’t sure how long the heat wave will last.
“No consensus on that yet, but if it happens it’ll probably not be until next weekend or late next week,” she said” Again though no consensus with any of our models,” Lang added.
What’s worse is Lang says there’s very little chance of rain, other than the odd thundershower or shower here and there.
Lang said much like earlier this summer this situation can be considered a heat dome, a phenomenon caused by a prolonged very strong ridge of high pressure.
“Yep that’s exactly right,” Lang said. “It’s a big ridge of high pressure building over western Canada, much like we saw in B.C. this time it will be centered over southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the last time we were on the eastern edged of it but this time will be in the centre of it, it’s going to be a real baker,” Laing said.
The normal daytime high in Regina right now is about 26C.