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Morning Briefing: Four things to know about Saturday

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:36 AM - As another summer weekend gets going, how summery will it feel where you are?

Here's your coast-to-coast roundup.

Atlantic Canada

A trough moving through the East Coast is dissipating, so the risk of thunderstorms is greatly reduced for Saturday.

This after the Maritimes were deluged with steady rains from Wednesday to Friday evening.


Unsettled or showery weather is still in the cards, thanks to an upper level low that will influence the region.

In the long-term, a possible wind and rain-maker takes aim at parts of the Maritimes for Monday to Wednesday.

Ontario

Isolated severe thunderstorm warnings popped up for the Ignace/Dryden area of northwestern Ontario Friday night.

In the south, a fast-moving low Saturday evening will bring some risk of non-severe storms.


The Georgian Bay and Lake Huron shores will see a good bit of rain from this system, with 5-15 mm expected in parts of the Greater Toronto Area, locally higher in thunderstorms.


TUNE IN: Watch the Weather Network on TV for updates on these storms. If it's safe to do so, upload your pictures and videos here.


Sunday is expected to be clearer and more fair, although temperatures look to stay below seasonal in the long range, with the next chance of precipitation slated for late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Prairies

Isolated severe thunderstorms flared up in southwestern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan Friday night, bringing an elevated risk of large hail and heavy rain, due to the slow-moving nature of the storms. Radar estimates showed some cells producing rainfall rates of 30-50 mm per hour.

Southwestern Saskatchewan and much of Alberta are again slated for thunderstorms. Most will be non-severe, although isolated severe storms are possible in southern Saskatchewan.


An upper low is slowly sliding eastward, bringing moderate upslope rains to the Alberta foothills and B.C. border, with Jasper currently forecasting up to 30 mm.

British Columbia

That same low is also creating thunderstorm risk in B.C., with a chance of non-severe storms in the central Okanagan and even central Vancouver Island.


A return to a zonal flow in B.C. will bring cooler temperatures early next week.


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