Southwestern Saskatchewan has been blanketed with a heat wave this week but more severe weather in the form of a thunderstorm could be on its way this afternoon.

While the chance from Environment and Climate Change Canada for most of the region is 30 per cent for the storm to hit, most of the southwest is listed as a moderate threat.

The area from Consul diagonally northeast to Sask Landing, east to Chaplin, and south of Mankota is listed in this area that could experience wind gusts of 90-110 km/hr, hail 1-2 cm, and precipitation of 10-20 millimetres.

While Leader, Maple Creek, Tompkins area is in the minor threat area with wind reaching 60 km/hr and hail of 1 cm.

severe weather map july 11Graphic courtesy of Environment and Climate Change Canada.