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Morning Briefing: Four things to know about Monday

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Monday, August 18, 2014, 9:02 AM - Crawling out of bed and hitting the road for the Monday commute is a little less hard when you know that at least the weather will be decent.

That being said, whether that hope will be fulfilled will depend on where you are in Canada this morning.

Here's your coast-to-cost roundup of Monday's weather.

Atlantic Canada

A surface low has developed off a main upper level low early this morning, that will linger in Atlantic Canada over the next 48 hours.

"Rainfall and wind will be a factor, but both parameters are expected to remain below warning criteria," Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said early Monday morning.

Hamilton said aside from the rain, wind gusts up to 60 km/h are possible for Charlottetown and St. John's into the afternoon and evening.

Non-severe storms are also possible for parts of the Maritimes, as well as along Newfoundland's Burin and Avalon peninsulas.

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High pressure dominates southern Ontario on Monday, so don't expect much in terms of severe weather.

The exception will be northwestern Ontario, where non-severe thunderstorms could develop along a trough in the afternoon.

But the south's sunny Monday will give way to rain later in the week, with the next chance of showers or thunderstorms late in the day Tuesday lasting into Wednesday.

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Stormy night in the west Sunday, with tornado warnings issued for Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including a major supercell northwest of Portage La Prairie, Man. 

No tornadoes were reported, and the warnings were downgraded to severe thunderstorm warnings within an hour, but today Manitoba is again in for storms, along with Northwestern Ontario.

Fortunately, any storms that do develop are not expected to be severe at this time.

Alberta and Saskatchewan are in for some thunderstorm risk on Tuesday, and in the long range, there's a very severe drop in temperatures looming for Alberta.

"Temperatures will plummet well below normal for Alberta on Tuesday and Wednesday, continuing with 15-19oC highs throughout the week, with bouts of precipitation," Hamilton says. "Calgary's forecasted high on Friday is 12oC, ten degrees below normal."

British Columbia

There's a chance of non-severe thunderstorms in the B.C. Interior, but the risk is quite isolated.

For Vancouver, temperatures are set to rebound by the weekend, with the humidity making it feel close to 30 by week's end.

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