THE BATTLEFORDS — Most of a large area of Saskatchewan that was put under a tornado watch by Environment Canada early Monday is now downgraded to a severe thunderstorm watch.
The Battlefords - Unity - Maidstone - St. Walburg area and the Meadow Lake - Big River - Green Lake - Pierceland area were no longer under a tornado watch as of 9 p.m., but were still under a severe thunderstorm watch.The Kindersley - Rosetown - Biggar - Wilkie – Macklin area, which had also been under a tornato watch, was under no alerts as of 9 p.m.
Also under severe thunderstorm watches at 9 p.m. were the Île à la Crosse - Buffalo Narrows - Beauval area, the La Ronge - Prince Albert Nat. Park - Narrow Hills Prov. Park area, the Cluff Lake Mine area and the Pelican Narrows - Cumberland House - Creighton area. The La Loche and Clearwater River Prov. Park area was under a severe thunderstorm warning. Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Most of the east half of Saskatchewan is also under a heat warning.
Environment Canada says humidex values reaching 38 are expected for the next three days.
A hot and humid air mass is bringing daytime highs in the low thirties and overnight lows in the upper teens or low twenties. Relatively high humidity is also pushing humidex values into the upper thirties at times.
Daytime temperature highs are expected to moderate on Wednesday.