Early Sunday morning, Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a heat warning for Weyburn and much of eastern Saskatchewan. The alert stretches into much of Manitoba as well.
Temperatures in the low 30s and humidex values reaching upwards of 38 have prompted the warning. Overnight lows are expected to be in the high teens and low 20s over the next few days as well.
Environment Canada advises that extreme heat can affect everyone. They ask people to watch for some of the signs of heat-related illness.
Some of the effects of heat illness can include swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
It is advised people drink plenty of water before feeling thirsty, as well as take breaks in a cool place. Those who work outdoors should also take regular, scheduled breaks in a cool place.
Check on older family, friends and neighbours and ensure they are staying cool and drinking plenty of water. As well, people or pets should never be left in a parked vehicle.
The forecast for Weyburn over the next 48 hours will see daytime highs of 32° with the humidex making it feel more like 37 today and 38 tomorrow. There is a risk of thunderstorms, and a slight chance of rain as well.
The overnight lows for the next two days are expected to be 19° and 18° respectively.
Stay up to date with the latest forecast by checking the Discover Weyburn Weather page.