A drastic change in temperatures is on its way to southwestern Saskatchewan today.
Yesterday's daytime high in Swift Current reached 35.3 C, just shy of the August 4 record at 36.1 C set in 1951, however, temperatures in the region will barely eclipse the 20 C mark for the next two days.
Danielle Desjardins, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, said the low-pressure system packing colder air began to creep into the southwest last night.
"You guys are going to see the cold front sweep through," she said. "There is a risk of severe thunderstorms to the north and east. You are in the section of the low-pressure system that isn't quite as high."
Friday night's low is projected at just 4 C, although Desjardins doesn't expect any farmers will have to contend with frost conditions just yet.
"We aren't quite looking at the frost levels for tonight," she said.
The, unlike mid-summer conditions, will vanish when the Swift Current area will be blanketed with sunny weather and temperatures approaching the 30s that are expected to stick around.
"It does look like it's going to be three to four days of hot weather coming in," she said. "I mean the sunshine is nice but sometimes too much of it at times isn't a good thing either."