The low pressure system has moved into southeastern Alberta this morning bringing rains to Alberta and Saskatchewan this morning. The heaviest rains are currently in northeastern Alberta. This low pressure system will move eastward as the day progresses and which will bring general rains to Saskatchewan overnight and into tomorrow morning. The next system is still expected to enter the Prairies on Saturday and is expected to follow a similar path to the current system. Another low pressure system in the Dakota’s will push up into eastern Saskatchewan on Sunday which will result in heavy rains in the region. Since this system is at the end of the five day forecast, the path may change as the weekend approaches.
Temperatures will cool into the low 20s today in the western areas of the country. The eastern half of the Prairies will be mostly in the mid to upper 20s today, with a few locations expected to reach the low 30s in southern Saskatchewan. The eastern region will cool tomorrow back into the mid 20s tomorrow, before moving back to the upper 20s and low 30s for the weekend. The rains on the weekend will be needed as the driest areas of the Prairies are located in central and eastern Saskatchewan.