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Four things you need to know about Monday, July 14

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Monday, July 14, 2014, 7:20 AM - Wondering what you missed overnight or what you can expect for the day ahead? 

Here's your weather briefing for Monday, July 14. 

1. Heat builds in the east, widespread thunderstorm risk

There's a morning risk for non-severe thunderstorms across parts of the Maritimes Monday.

"There will be a more widespread risk for these non-severe storms for southeastern New Brunswick and southern Nova Scotia late Monday through Tuesday," says Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton.

An unsettled weather pattern will continue for the next couple of days, with high heat and humidity expected on Tuesday.

"Halifax for example, is forecast to feel like 32," Hamilton adds.

2. No humidity for days in Ontario

"A quick developing low pressure system will impact southern Ontario and Cottage Country Monday night through Tuesday," says Hamilton. "Non-severe thunderstorms are possible along the approaching cold front overnight."


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In addition to the storms, a significant cool down is expected for much of Ontario after the passing of the cold front.

"There's no significant humidex expected for the next several days," Hamilton adds.

3. Heat holds on for the Prairies

Above normal temperatures are expected to continue for parts of the Prairies this week, with a risk of thunderstorms around the Foothills and northwest of Edmonton Monday.

The same can't be said for Manitoba however, where seasonally cool temperatures are making things feel more like fall this week.

"Manitoba's temperatures will start to slowly bounce back and will reach seasonal values by Thursday with a cooling trend forecast later in the week for Alberta," Hamilton says.

4. Record breaking heat for B.C.

Four stations in B.C. reported temperatures above 40°C on Sunday, complicating a growing wildfire threat across the province.

Officials say there are currently over 50 fires burning across B.C., with three of them expected to take several days to put out.

Isolated non-severe thunderstorms are forecast for most of the Interior and eastern Fraser Valley Monday with localized flooding being the greatest risk.

"A lack of flow aloft and the slow moving cells can linger over a region, increasing the risk of flash flooding," warns Hamilton.

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