Scorching weather descending upon southeastern Saskatchewan could break a record set just 15 days before the end of the Second World War.

Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 38 - accompanied by widespread smoke - for Estevan on Friday.

The hottest temperature in the books for August 18 in the Energy City was set in 1945.

The southwest and central parts of Saskatchewan are already under heat warnings, with temperatures expected to get into the 30s Thursday and Friday, with overnight lows around 16.

Estevan is expected to have a high of 29 Thursday, but cool down considerably after Friday. Saturday is projected to be sunny and 24, before clouds (potentially bringing some rain) roll in for a high of 19 Sunday.

You can find the latest weather information here.

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