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'Potential severe weather outbreak' in Saskatchewan Thursday

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:17 PM - A thunderstorm risk continues across parts of the Prairies Thursday with the greatest chance for severe storms across central and southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

"There's the potential for a severe weather outbreak in Saskatchewan," tweeted The Weather Network's chief meteorologist Chris Scott.


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According to Scott, widespread wind damage is possible late Thursday afternoon and evening.

If severe weather approaches, take cover immediately, officials warn.

A low pressure system over Alberta will also result in rain showers and thunderstorms for the province through Friday.

"Total rainfall amounts near 50 mm are forecast, however, locally higher amounts may occur with embedded thunderstorms," warns Environment Canada in Thursday morning's statement. "The rain is expected to taper off Friday evening."

Officials say that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads, so drivers are encouraged to adjust travel plans as necessary.


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