The final official week of the summer will certainly feel like it in southwestern Saskatchewan.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is projecting daytime highs in Swift Current to peak around the mid to high 20s throughout the week, which is well above the 30-year average high at 20 C for this time of year.

Samantha Mauti, a meteorologist with ECCC, said a ridge of high pressure is behind the warmer temperatures.

"A little bit of cloud for Wednesday, however, the rest of the week is looking very sunny," she said. "With that ridging and lots of sunshine, there's a possibility of squeaking out some pretty high temperatures."

The cloud cover on Wednesday is from a system sitting over the southern part of the Northwest Territories.

"We're seeing the tail end of it, it's generally not bringing rain," she said. "There's the ever so slight chance of an isolated shower on Wednesday but no significant rain forecasted."

It appears Mother Nature will crank up the thermostat even higher for the weekend with both days hovering around the 30 C mark.

"Even stronger ridging builds in," she said.

The seven-day forecast on the ECCC website only extends until Sunday night currently, but next week similar weather could stick around.

"I had a look into our long-range... I wanted to see when you could expect a cool down," she said. "There's some disagreement, some models are saying the middle of next week. It's possible but it might just be temporary. It's looking like quite a warm stretch for Swift Current."


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