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Morning Briefing: Saturday edition

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:31 AM - We're a month shy of the end of summer, and like the season itself so far, this weekend is looking to be a mixed bag weather-wise.

Here's a coast-to-coast roundup.

Atlantic Canada

Newfoundland, including St. John's, will be feeling below seasonal Sunday, thanks to gusty northerly winds, while the Maritimes should be about normal, temperature-wise, according to Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg.

"Showers associated with an upper level trough will be isolated and scattered through Atlantic Canada today, with most people seeing fair conditions with sun and cloud," Sonnenburg said early Saturday morning.

Ontario

Southern Ontario, meanwhile, will feature seasonal temperatures, but it won't feel that way, thanks to humidity levels making it feel like the low 30s.

Stormwise, it's the north where forecasters are looking, where thunderstorms, non-severe, are possible in the afternoon and evening with a trailing cold front.


Sunday could be more severe in the region, according to Sonnenburg.

"At this point, models are suggesting high parameters for seeing severe storms through southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario Sunday afternoon," she says. "This will depend on how much clearing Sunday afternoon sees and how the pre-dawn storms pan out."


The region can expect a lot of rain this weekend, with more than 100 mm possible in some areas from Saturday to Monday.


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Prairies

In the west, meanwhile, the rain has already been pushing into the southern Prairies.

"This fall-like system will bring heavy rain, strong winds and cool temperatures to southern parts of Saskatchewan and through Manitoba this weekend, into the beginning of next week," Sonnenburg says.


Some areas could be set for a drenching: 100 mm could fall before the system moves out.

In the meantime, cooler temperatures will funnel down into Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba this weekend. 

Frost advisories were already in place for northern Alberta, while in Manitoba, strong winds along the lakes could be gusting up to 80 km/h this weekend.

British Columbia

Vancouver's looking at a nice weekend, with dry weather for the city and the southern coast.

The southern Interior, meanwhile, could see an isolated shower here and there, along with the occasional weak thunderstorm.


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