The Swift Current area could receive a healthy dose of thunderstorms over the next 24 hours.

Environment and Climate Change Canada projects the scattered localized storms at 70 per cent for this afternoon and overnight for Swift Current. And tomorrow it's a 60 per cent chance throughout the day for showers.

"There is a risk of severe weather and with that comes some heavy downpours, large hail, gusty winds, and even a risk of tornadoes somewhere in the south," Meteorologist for Environment and Climate Change Canada Terri Lang said.

The weather pattern passing through the southwest is described as an upper trough ushering in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf of California. 

"That's the million-dollar question," Lang said in terms of how much rain the southwest will receive. "The rain is going to fall in showers or thundershowers, and we all know that's a hit-and-miss type of scenario." 

Rainfall totals could range from just a few millimetres to dozens of millimetres depending on how many storms pass through the region.

The precipitation might strike the southwest again on Saturday, however, Lang noted that the system doesn't look organized yet.