Saskatoon Weather: Rainfall Warning and Strong Winds with Improving Conditions Ahead

Rainfall Warning

Heavy Rain and Gusty Winds Impact Saskatoon

Current Conditions (as of 4:00 AM CST, Friday, June 28, 2024)

Saskatoon is currently experiencing heavy rain with a temperature of 13°C, observed at Saskatoon Diefenbaker International Airport. The humidity is high at 97%, with a dew point of 12.3°C. Winds are blowing from the east-northeast at 28 km/h, and visibility is at 10 km. The barometric pressure is 100.5 kPa and rising, indicating potential changes in weather patterns soon.

Rainfall Warning Details

A rainfall warning is in effect for Saskatoon, with heavy rain expected to begin late this afternoon and continue through the day. Rainfall amounts are predicted to total between 40 to 60 mm, with some areas experiencing heavier bursts of rain due to embedded convection. These areas could see local rainfall totals exceeding 80 mm. Strong easterly winds with gusts up to 70 or 80 km/h will accompany the rain, making outdoor activities potentially hazardous. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible, and there is a risk of washouts near rivers, creeks, and culverts.

Weather Forecast

Friday, June 28, 2024

Rain will continue through the day, ending in the afternoon with an additional 10 to 15 mm expected. Winds will be northeast at 50 km/h, gusting to 70 km/h, and then shifting to north at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h in the afternoon. The high will be a cool 15°C, with a moderate UV index of 4.

Tonight’s Weather

Clearing skies are expected tonight with winds from the north at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h, before becoming light in the evening. The temperature will drop to a low of 5°C, so it will be a chilly night.

Weekend Weather Outlook

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Saturday brings sunny skies with a high of 21°C, perfect for outdoor plans. The night will remain clear with a low of 8°C.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Sunday will see cloudy conditions with a high of 21°C, transitioning into a cloudy night with a low of 13°C.

Safety and Wardrobe Suggestions

Due to the heavy rainfall and strong winds, it’s important to stay indoors if possible. If you must go out, waterproof and windproof clothing is essential. Sturdy boots will help navigate any water pooling. As the weather clears, lighter clothing will be more comfortable during the day, but keep a jacket handy for cooler evening temperatures.

Saskatoon Weather Trivia

Did you know? Saskatoon is often referred to as the “City of Bridges” because it has eight river crossings. This means localized flooding and washouts can have a significant impact on the city’s infrastructure and daily commute during heavy rainfalls.

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