Saturday, June 13th 2020, 11:44 pm - Tornado warnings lasted more than two hours for parts of southern Alberta, and for Sunday, the severe risk shifts eastward to Saskatchewan.
Powerful storms roared across southern Alberta Saturday, with some triggering tornado warnings that lasted for two hours. No tornadoes have been officially confirmed just yet, but the storms also produced torrential downpours and damaging hail. For Sunday, severe storm risk looks to shift toward Saskatchewan. Details, below.
- Storms may linger into the early morning hours of Sunday in Alberta
- Severe risk builds into Saskatchewan as a low moves north out of the U.S.
- Heat, humidity continues, pushes into Manitoba Sunday
- Keep on top of ALERTS in your area
SEVERE STORMS SLAM ALBERTA SATURDAY
After what has already been a stormy night, Saturday afternoon's storms crossed the severe threshold in parts of Alberta once again, with at least one storm turning tornadic in the Lethbridge - Taber - Milk River area.
No tornadoes have been officially confirmed yet, but radar and spotters reported rotation, and the storms produced very heavy downpours, and large and damaging hail.
SUNDAY AND BEYOND: STORM POTENTIAL SHIFTS EAST, TEMPERATURES TO DROP
Alberta will finally get something of a break Sunday, at least from severe storms, though overnight storms may linger somewhat into the early morning hours.
Sater in the day, storm risk shifts further east into southern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba, with the possibiltiy of some storms reaching severe limits, though presently looking to be less potent than on Saturday.
Meanwhile, there will be periods of widespread rain for the western Prairies, including central and northern parts of Alberta, which are already saturated from excessive rain over the past few weeks.
Beyond the weekend, a potent system tracks into Manitoba late Tuesday into early Wednesday, shifting into northwestern Ontario on Wednesday with heavy rain, strong winds and a risk for strong to severe thunderstorms.
Cooler than seasonal temperatures return to Alberta Sunday and most of next week, featuring several days with highs in the mid-teens for Calgary and Edmonton. Cooler weather will spread east across the region in behind the potent system. Warmer weather will then return to Alberta for next weekend.
Check back for updates as the forecast evolves