Heat warnings have been in place across Saskatchewan over the past few days. A slight shift going into the weekend as temperatures drop just below warning criteria for the weekend before climbing back up next week.  This high heat and humidity is' setting up a outbreak of severe weather across the prairies in the coming week.  Possibility of damaging storms for multiple days.

Severe weather specialist and journalist Kyle Brittian says "When its really hot outside the main threats of these storms tend to be damaging wind gusts" But a few higher threat days that may include tornados and large hail are possible for the weekend and into next week. Scott Keheler with Weather logics says "Tornadoes tend to be more likely when you have humid conditions along with winds that shift different direction at the surface compared to the upper atmosphere"

As crops mature it adds moisture into the lower atmosphere with evaporation. With our ample moisture this year, the crops are healthy helping fuel better low level moisture. This is all fuel for severe thunderstorms. The one aspect these storms need to overcome is the capping. Essentially a hot airmass that acts as a lid suppressing storm development.

Its a good time of year to review severe weather safety plans, as storms can develop quickly in this atmosphere.