Wednesday, August 12th 2020, 8:11 am - Storm conditions favourable for large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain. See below for timing.
Large amounts of instability along the Manitoba and Saskatchewan border. This means the severe-storm risk can include very large hail, along with heavy rain and strong winds. Storms risks increase during the evening. Early evening, around 4 - 7 pm there are chances for a few tornadoes. The storms are looking to be just east of Regina toward Weyburn. Then a little bit later, around 6 pm the storms will head towards the Manitoba border. The storms will sweep across western Manitoba throughout the evening. The risk shifts to southern Manitoba on Thursday. A more detailed look, below.
- Severe risk to Saskatchewan/Manitoba border Wednesday, threats include large hail
- Storm threats head to southern Manitoba on Thursday
- Sharp temperature divide between east and west this week
- Keep an eye on severe weather ALERTS in your area
WEDNESDAY AND BEYOND: SEVERE STORM RISK SHIFTS FOR SASKATCHEWAN AND MANTOBA
That cooling trend in Alberta looks to stick around for the rest of the week, with some days seeing daytime highs in the mid-teens, while seasonal summer warmth persists elsewhere, most strongly in Manitoba in particular.
Alberta can look forward to a warming trend during the weekend, but the leadup to the weekend looks to feature a bit more storm risk for other parts of the region.
The risk shifts to Saskatchewan and Manitoba Wednesday, straddling the border between those two provinces. There's a fair bit of storm energy in the forecast, so there's a threat of very large and potentially damaging hail. Storms will also include strong winds and heavy rain. There also looks to be a risk for one or two tornadoes, so people in the region should be mindful.
The risk for severe weather will continue into the long-range for Thursday and Friday as a cold front slowly tracks east across the region.
Check back as we continue to update the forecast.