Keep an eye out for storm clouds Wednesday because warnings and watches for thunderstorms and heavy rain are stretching across parts of south and central Saskatchewan.
Weather conditions will change quickly throughout the day, and will be listed in the Environment Canada public alerts online.
Regina residents woke up to one thunderstorm early Wednesday morning, but there could be more on the way as the system moves up from Montana.
“There’s a lot of action brewing again south of the border and now these low pressure energy waves have begun to spin. And this one’s got a fair bit of energy with it, so it’s going to spin up some pretty hefty looking thunderstorms and it’s going to spin up some fairly heavy rain showers in those,” CJME weather specialist John Wilson said Wednesday.
He said the severe thunderstorms carry a chance of hail and they could start to rotate.
“There might be some tornadic potential in some of these, so just a cautionary tale after what happened in southeastern Saskatchewan the other day,” Wilson said.
The Regina area could see between 25 to 40 millimetres or up to an inch and a half of rain.
There are heavy rainfall warnings in the southwest for Leader, Swift Current, Rosetown and Kindersley, which could get up to 50 millimetres of rain or about two inches.
Environment Canada meteorologist Mike McDonald said Saskatoon is on the northern edge of the system and will miss the really heavy rainfall.
“The heaviest rain should fall in a band from about Kindersley down to Outlook, with lighter amounts to the north,” he said.
He said the Saskatoon area will likely get 10 to 20 millimetres or nearly an inch of rain.