Heat Warning With an Air Quality Advisory for the Swift Current Area
The Environment Canada is advising you that High levels of air pollution due to smoke from forest fires in Northern Saskatchewan will continue to affect the surrounding areas to the South and Southwest this evening. Southerly winds tonight will gradually clear the heaviest smoke from the area but move it to northern regions of the province. Over southern Saskatchewan, widespread smoke is expected to move into the region through the morning from southern Alberta. Degraded air quality and hazy skies are expected, with reduced visibility possible in some locations. Conditions should improve tonight behind the passage of a cold front, but more hazy or smokey conditions will likely return on Friday as westerly winds redevelop and once again spread smoke plumes eastwards. This air quality statement may be expanded eastwards later today depending on how smoke concentrations change through the day. Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk. The forecast is calling for a chance of Showers or Thundershowers this morning then Clearing, local Smoke with a High of 32. Partly Cloudy Tonight, Local Smoke with a chance of Thundershowers 12. Mainly Sunny through the Labour Day long weekend with a High of 27 for Friday with Smoke Haze and 30 on Saturday. Looking ahead to Sunday, a High of 33 and 23 for holiday Monday. More Sunshine by Tuesday with a forecast High of 27 and 30 on Wednesday.
The normal High for this date is 22 with a Low of 9.
SWTV News Image.