Nearing the halfway point of summer, Saskatoon can expect a week of warm temperatures with maybe a few showers in the mix.
Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips told The Brent Loucks Show he expected Tuesday in particular to be a hot day in Saskatoon. He said this was thanks to a high-pressure system over much of the Prairies.
“These high-pressure areas, they’re like heat pumps. They just sit over us and they just draw in that warm air from the south, and often it can be desert air,” he said.
Phillips said Saskatoon could expect a high above the 30 C mark, with high humidity to accompany the heat.
“That’s because the crops are growing and some of that moisture is maybe coming from tropical sources,” he said.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the high-20’s for the rest of the week.
People should expect a bit of rain, with a 60 per cent chance of showers on Wednesday and Sunday.
“Hey, that won’t spoil your golf game because it’ll usually be a hit-and-run,” Phillips said.
Phillips said he expected the rest of summer to continue featuring a nice balance of hot days and precipitation.
“I think it’s just going to continue right through and beyond Labour Day.”