After nearly a dozen of communities were pounded by hail, Environment Canada said the province will get some relief for the rest of the week as the unstable weather system moves east.
“There’s still a risk that there might be some severe weather over the southeast corner of the province but it should be moving off,” meteorologist Terri Lang said. “Alberta and Saskatchewan have had their turn now it’s moving off to Manitoba.”
While thick dark clouds rolled into Saskatoon Wednesday afternoon, the Bridge City missed the brunt of the storm while about a dozen communities weren’t so lucky.
“Canora has quarter-sized hail, Francis had toonie-sized hail, Big River has golf-ball sized hail and Anglin Lake got hit bad with golf ball to baseball-sized hail and strong winds created a lot of damage to homes and trailers. Heavy rain also fell in the northern section of the province,” Lang said adding many more towns scattered across Saskatchewan reported hail damage.
Lang said the recent heat and humidity alongside an unstable weather system combined with a cold front to trigger Wednesday’s hail.
While the extreme weather may not be hitting the Saskatoon area for the next few days, expect to see some showers as the temperatures are going to stay in the high 20s to low 30s.
“We don’t expect to see anything like we saw yesterday in Saskatchewan but over time into early next week the pattern may return,” Lang said.
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