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Update: Gusty Winds Forecast for the Swift Current Area

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Swift Current and surrounding area. An intense low pressure system is forecast to track through the eastern Prairies over the next few days. Winds gusts of up to and possibly exceeding 90 km/h are expected to develop over Southwest Saskatchewan Tuesday afternoon.

Gusts of 90 km/h will expand east to affect the rest of Southern Saskatchewan overnight Tuesday with the passage of the cold front. Strong winds will slowly weaken Wednesday afternoon. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur.

High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Uncertainty still exists in the exact track and intensity of the low pressure system. Wind warnings are likely to be issued for parts of Southern Saskatchewan. The forecast is calling for Sunshine Today with 17. Clear Tonight and a Low of 5. Mainly Sunny on Tuesday with a High of 21 and 12 for Wednesday. Looking ahead to Thursday, a forecast High of 20 and 13 on Friday. Mild conditions continue through the weekend with a High of 12 by Saturday and 16 for Sunday.

The normal High for this time of the year is 11 with a Low of -1.

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