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Severe thunderstorms create light show across the Prairies, storm risk continues Wednesday

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 1:04 PM - Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings covered parts of the Prairies Tuesday.

Small hail, heavy rain and strong winds were reported along with frequent lightning strikes across both Alberta and Saskatchewan.


PATTERN CHANGE: Dr. Doug Gillham provides a detailed analysis of the weather for the end of August.


Thanks to all of you that submitted incredible shots of the storms, including these captivating lightning strikes.

"Sunset lightning" - Roger Foust, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

"Lightning at Regina Beach" - Ross Carter, Regina Beach, Saskatchewan

"Frequent Lightning in Regina" - Notanee Bourassa, Regina, Saskatchewan

"Another Southern Alberta electrical storm" - Darcy Ingram

"Lightning Over Edmonton" - Jeff & Lana Bishop, Edmonton, Alberta

All watches and warnings ended Tuesday night, but thunderstorms continued to light up the night sky across Saskatchewan early Wednesday.

Thunderstorms are expected to re-develop Wednesday afternoon with potentially severe storms expected along the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border.

"Slow moving thunderstorms tracking across southwestern Manitoba are producing localized heavy rainfall," said Environment Canada in a severe thunderstorm watch issued late Wednesday morning. "These thunderstorms are expected to weaken by early afternoon, however a trough of low pressure invading from Saskatchewan is expected to create another round of intense thunderstorms later this afternoon into this evening."

Heavy rain, large hail and strong winds will be the main threats with these storms.


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Severe storms hit southern Ontario Tuesday, widespread risk continues

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