Monday storms fire up on the Prairies
Monday, August 4, 2014, 2:05 PM -
Severe thunderstorm warnings have been popping up on the Prairies, as the first of the afternoon storms begin to fire up across the region.
As of 2 p.m., severe thunderstorm warnings were up in Saskatchewan along the Alberta border, with another warning in the Dauphin region of Manitoba, with that province also seeing some watches in effect.
Environment Canada said the storm in Saskatchewan was capable of producing strong wind, up to nickel-sized hail, and heavy rain, with 50 to 75 mm of rain falling locally over the course of an hour.
Thunderstorms did develop in the North Battleford and Prince Albert areas on Sunday also, associated with a passing cold front that caused heavy rain and small hail to fall.
In Alberta, Sunday's storms sparked warnings in the Red Deer County area, with strong storms also in the foothills.
"There's a chance yet again today to see convective storms develop in the foothills, and along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, with the possibility of isolated severe," Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm said Monday morning. "Additionally, northern Manitoba could see an isolated storm, though likely non-severe."
There's more risk of non-severe storms projected for the region on Tuesday, according to forecasters.
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