Cool snap ending, summery weather to return

Saskatchewan's farm belt may have dodged the frost bullet overnight, but some record cold temperatures were set. Fortunately, there's warmer weather in the forecast.

Highs in the mid-20s expected for next few days

Saskatchewan's farm belt may have dodged the frost bullet overnight, but some record cold temperatures were set.

Fortunately, some warm weather is set to return for a few days.

"We are going to see lots of sunshine today, tomorrow and Thursday," CBC Saskatchewan weather specialist Farah Singh said.

High temperatures are set to hit the mid-20s. 

However, the weather could become more unsettled by the weekend, she said. 

"We are going to cool right down to season [temperatures] by Friday," Singh said.

Meanwhile, cold weather records were set in seven communities Tuesday morning.

As well, yesterday was the coldest Aug. 25 on record for 11 communities.

Temperatures in the 24 hours that ended at midnight dropped down to the low single digits.

However, the only place that saw freezing temperatures was Key Lake in the north, where the mercury dropped to -1.7 C.

Here are the communities, the record lows, the previous record lows and the year the old record was set for Aug. 25:

  1. Cypress Hills1.0 (4.2, 1993)
  2. Eastend 2.3 (2.6, 2012)
  3. Leader 3.8 (4.7, 1993)
  4. Meadow Lake 0.5 (0.8, 2009)
  5. Melfort 3.8 (4.5, 1996)
  6. Moose Jaw 5.1 (5.4, 2009)
  7. Nipawin 4.8 (4.9, 2010)
  8. Rockglen 4.8 (5.4, 2012)
  9. Rosetown 3.0 (3.6, 1994)
  10. Southend 0.5 (1.7 2004)
  11. Waskesiu 3.6 (6.3, 2007)