If you’re headed out to watch the Canada Day fireworks Sunday in either of Saskatchewan’s largest cities, you’ll want to bring an umbrella.
“It’s going to be a fairly wet day all across the Canadian Prairies,” Environment Canada meteorologist Dave Baggaley told 650 CKOM Friday.
Baggaley said the jet stream which typically flows over the northern Prairies at this time of year is dipping a little further south than usual, causing cooler air to come into the region.
That cold air was expected to bring a chance of showers or thunderstorms starting Saturday afternoon in Regina and Saskatoon.
Baggaley said people heading out Sunday to take part in Canada Day celebrations should plan for rain.
“Canada Day though, we’re looking at a fairly good chance of showers pretty much any time during the day.”
Monday was expected to bring slightly cooler than normal temperatures and a chance of showers in both cities.
Saskatoon was expected to see highs of 23 C Friday, then 25 C on Saturday 19 C on Sunday and Monday. Overnight temperatures were expected to dip to as low as 9 C by Sunday night.
In Regina, Friday’s high was forecast at 19 C, with a 30 per cent chance of showers and a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Saturday’s high was expected to reach 25 C and the forecast called for showers Sunday with a high of 19 C.