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Four things you need to know about Thursday, August 7

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 8:04 AM - Wondering what you missed overnight or what you can expect for the day ahead? 

Here's your weather briefing for Thursday, August 7. 

1. Wet roads and poor visibility across the Maritimes

Drivers across parts of the Maritimes are dealing with wet roads and poor visibility early Thursday. 

"Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible on and off through the next 48 hours with the next upper-level low swirling around the Gulf of St. Lawrence," says Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon. 


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Meanwhile, Bertha continues to slide south of Atlantic Canada with breezy conditions and heavy surf expected in parts of Newfoundland Thursday, Dillon adds.

2. High pressure dominates southern Ontario

"High pressure slides through Ontario for the next few days, with pleasant skies, drier conditions and warmer temperatures forecast," says Dillon. "Humidex values will be near 30-32 on Saturday and Sunday."

According to Dillon, the next chance of thunderstorms in the Nickelbelt, southern and eastern Ontario will be on Monday as the next cold front pushes through the area. 

3. Thunderstorm threat continues across the Prairies

Scattered thunderstorms that fired up across the Prairies Wednesday night continued to roll into western Saskatchewan early Thursday morning.

"Thunderstorms will re-fire through Saskatchewan and Manitoba later this afternoon, with isolated severe storms possible through the interlakes," Dillon says. "Thunderstorms are possible through central/southern Alberta on Friday as well due to the thermal low crossing from the Rockies tonight and bringing more rain and thunderstorms to the region."

4. Above seasonal temps for B.C.'s southern Interior

Showers will continue through the north and central coast through the weekend while the lower mainland remains well above seasonal and dry.

"Hot and humid conditions will also continue in the southern Interior with humidex values in the low 30s expected," says Dillon. 


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