Scorching temperatures will be drifting into southwestern Saskatchewan today and they won't be leaving anytime soon.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is projecting daytime highs to reach 28 C or warmer in Swift Current through at least next Monday - with a heat warning already in place.

The temperature might seem normal for this time of year, however, Swift Current's hottest day of 2022 is only 29.7 C registered on June 17.

"We haven't had much heat, everyone has been waiting for this," said Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada. "You want people to go out and enjoy it but be careful in it just because it can get overwhelming and heat stroke can happen very quickly."  

A big ridge of high pressure that's building over western Canada is the cause for the warm air that's camping out in the region. Thursday is expected to be the lone day not in the 30s due to a potential thunderstorm passing by tomorrow.

The temperature will jump back into the mid-30s starting on Friday and will stick around for the weekend.

"Still not near records because those run in the high 30s and low 40s for this time of year but still need to take the heat seriously," she said. 

Lang encouraged outside activities to be done in the mornings and evenings if possible with the heat sticking around for at least the next week.