Moose Jaw residents will be getting a taste of summer in late September as Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures to exceed 30 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.  

“We have an enormous upper ridge over all of western North America,” says Meteorologist, Jason Knight. “It’s keeping that cold air bottled well up into the far arctic and in the south, it’s bringing all that warm air back from the United States over Saskatchewan today and tomorrow.”  

On Wednesday, the expected high in Moose Jaw is forecasted to be 31 degrees, with Thursday even hotter with 32 degrees as the expected high. The seasonal average for September is roughly 19.2 degrees.  

Some may think that it’s a little unusual to see July and August conditions in late September, and you are not wrong.  

“It’s not unprecedented, but it’s uncommon to see 30 degrees this late in the year,” adds Knight.  

Knight mentions that with these very warm temperatures over the next two days, some heat records may be broken.  

“The records for today are about 31 degrees across southern Saskatchewan, so we’re sure to see a few drop today and tomorrow.” 

The current record for Sept. 28 in Moose Jaw is 30.6 degrees, which was set back in 1967. For Sept. 29, a record of 30 degrees was seen back in 1967 as well, so it’s safe to say there’s a good chance a couple of records could be shattered.  

Throughout September Moose Jaw has already seen five days over 30 degrees, with that number expected to increase by Friday.  

Those that want to still enjoy some warm weather before it starts to turn, will still get an opportunity as the above seasonal temperatures are expected to stick around into next week.  

“We’re not seeing any large-scale change, just a gradual cool down. In the next couple of days, temperatures will be 15 degrees above normal, and still, next week temperatures will remain well above normal. It will be a gentle start to October and quite a welcome one perhaps.” 

Next week, temperatures are forecasted to be in the area of around 20 degrees.