Saskatchewan's first tornado of the season very likely touched down Tuesday night near Moose Jaw, as the province enters the busy season for tornadic activity.

Environment Canada is pouring through data to verify whether yesterday's event was, indeed, a tornado. Meteorologist Danielle Fingland said it was "very probable" that was the first one of the year.

Fingland said Saskatchewan's tornado season is beginning, with one or two typically happening this time of year.

"The season really ramps up around the end of June and the beginning of July," she said. "Typically Saskatchewan sees about 13 tornadoes on average a year. But of course, that can vary from year to year. We've seen seasons with two tornadoes, and then seasons with up to 35, 40 tornadoes in Saskatchewan."

d more moisture into the thunderstorms. I can't say definitively, but in general, it does help that we have had a wetter season for storm season."

Meanwhile, a La Niña summer could hamper the amount of warmth that could fuel storm activity.

"Typically it's cooler in the summer for La Nina seasons. So that's working a little bit against it, I would say. But at the same time, depending on where the jet stream lines up, we can see more systems going through. It's hard to say right now how that is going to impact storm season."

Brenda Long witnessed a tornado yesterday evening that was west of Caronport. is your source for the latest weather information.