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Prairies: Slow-moving system brings heavy rain, storms

Sunday, August 25th 2019, 8:43 pm - Thunderstorm risk outlives the weekend, with downpours possible into Monday

While there is a widespread risk for thunderstorms across the Prairies on Monday, meterologists are closely watching a surface low near northwestern Ontario that has the potential to bring rounds of significant rain across Manitoba. Chilly temperatures are expected to dominate much of the Prairies throughout the week and the rain will clear out of the region and create drier conditions for the second half of the week and into the weekend. Details on the timing of rain and potential thunderstorms, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Rain continues in northern Manitoba, lasting through Tuesday in some areas
  • Heavy downpours also expected in northwestern Ontario Monday
  • Cooler weather dominates for much of the region this week
  • Stay aware of ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: TRACKING HEAVY RAIN AND STORMS

After a stormy weekend in Manitoba another round of unsettled weather is in store for the region. Showers, at times heavy, will track through northern regions which will see 75 mm or more in the most drenched areas as the system stalls near the Ontario border.

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Northwestern Ontario is also in for a soaking, with Environment Canada issuing special weather statements for the area Sunday.

"Amounts of 30 to 60 mm are expected, with heaviest amounts of precipitation occurring Monday night into Tuesday. The situation will be closely monitored. Rainfall warnings will be issued if warranted," the weather agency says.

This stalled system will keep the thunderstorm risk going as well as spurring strong wind gusts between 40 to 60 km/h across the central Prairies into the new work-week.

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Those gusty northwest winds will usher in some cooler air, especially for Alberta and Saskatchewan for the first half of the week. Fortunately for those not quite ready to say goodbye to summer, warmer weather is expected to spread into the west again toward the end of the week.

WATCH BELOW: HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOME 'BEAR SAFE'

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