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Morning Briefing: Four things to know about Thursday

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Rodrigo Cokting
Staff writer

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:39 AM - Wondering what you missed while you were sleeping or what's coming up this weekend?

Well, don't worry because The Weather Network has you covered. Here's your weather briefing for September 4, 2014

1. Thunderstorms in Atlantic Canada

While scattered showers have been affecting much of the region, this time it's Newfoundland's turn. Scattered thunderstorms will hit parts of the the province as a cold front slides into Newfoundland early this morning. Places like St. John's might dodge the worst of it with mainly sunny skies this afternoon.

Thunderstorms are also possible in the northern Maritimes later this afternoon. Friday looks to be better for much of the region with clear skies in the forecast, but that won't last long. A cold front arrives for the weekend with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

2. The beginning of messy weather in Ontario

Thunderstorms will hit northern Ontario and cottage county later this afternoon after a high pressure system drifts south of the Great Lakes, allowing a weak trough to move across Lake Michigan.


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"For southern and eastern Ontario the next chance of severe thunderstorms comes on Friday along a cold front moving into the province," said Brian Dillon, meteorologist at The Weather Network. "It's too early to say how severe the thunderstorms could get."

However, with temperatures expected to be in the low 30s—humidex near 40—the storms could be very powerful. The main threat will be gusty winds, torrential downpours and small hail.

3. Another chilly morning for the Prairies

Last night and early this morning was quite cold for Alberta. There's been reports of snow in places of high elevation. Plus, frost advisories were issued last night and remained in effect overnight until they were dropped at about 4:20 a.m. local time. Rainfall warnings were also in place overnight for Saskatchewan

As for what's ahead, will it could continue to be a bit of a wet one for parts of the Prairies.

"Isolated showers are possible throughout the northern Prairies today and Friday with a series of cool and weak lows passing through," Dillon said.

Rain and thunderstorms will also affect Manitoba today as a strong fall-like low tracks eastward. The province will bounce back on Friday as clearing skies bring cooler air to the area. The chance of isolated showers will stay in place for the Interlake Region.

4. A warm weekend for British Columbia.

It's going to be a nice day in Vancouver as the temperatures approach the mid twenties with sunny skies. The night will be a little cooler but don't worry because the weekend is looking spectacular. Saturday will be the warmest day this week with humidex making it feel about 30.

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