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Widespread thunderstorm threat stretches across the Prairies

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 12:11 PM - Temperatures will remain at or above seasonal across much of the Prairies on Wednesday.

"There's a widespread risk of thunderstorms this afternoon through Alberta and Saskatchewan however, as a low tracks through the northern parts of the Prairies," says Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg. "There is a risk of seeing some isolated severe storms this afternoon along the cold front through Alberta with hail, strong winds and heavy downpours the biggest threats."

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The thunderstorm threat moves into Saskatchewan and Manitoba on Thursday as the low tracks east, but there is still a risk for storms along the foothills of Alberta.

A severe thunderstorm watch was in place for parts of B.C.'s Interior Tuesday night with the risk of isolated storms once again on Wednesday.

"The southern coast continues to remain dry, while any moisture off the coast pushes north," says Sonnenburg. "The southern Interior remains warm, although not as hot as it has been the past couple of days, but still forecast to be in the low 30s."

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