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Prairies: Intense winds, thunderstorm threat relaxes as heat moves east

Monday, June 1st 2020, 11:02 am - The intense wind gusts in Saskatchewan will gradually diminish Monday as a thunderstorm threat lingers in parts of Alberta, Manitoba.

After a stormy Sunday that yielded Alberta's second tornado of the year, along with some intense winds and heavy rain, most of the rain will be confined to the northern Prairies Monday and the risk for storms will ease off, but remains in parts of Alberta and Manitoba. Strong winds linger for some in wake of the low, with warnings for central Saskatchewan, but will die down through Monday afternoon. Details and timing, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Thunderstorm risk in Alberta, Manitoba, but severe threat mostly in northwestern Ontario
  • Wind warnings in central Saskatchewan, but gusts gradually diminish
  • Temperatures return to seasonal by Tuesday
  • Keep on top of weather ALERTS in your area

TORNADO SPOTTED IN DRUMHELLER - THREE HILLS, ALBERTA ON SUNDAY

Alberta's second tornado of the year touched down Sunday, approximately 15 km southeast of Beiseker and was captured on camera by The Weather Network video journalist Kyle Brittain.

A different view of the twister was captured on video by a Weather Network viewer.

MONDAY: LINGERING STORM RISK IN ALBERTA, MANITOBA, WINDS WILL DIE DOWN

An intense low-pressure over Alberta brought rain, thunderstorms and strong winds to much of the province on Sunday including its second tornado. Most of the precipitation the Prairies will see Monday will be confined to the northern areas.

The greatest storm threats have now shifted into northwestern Ontario, where some may reach severe limits, but parts of eastern Manitoba including Winnipeg could see non-severe storms develop Monday. Parts of central and southern Alberta may also see storms again, but will be weak in nature. Threats associated with some of the storms include small hail, heavy rain and strong winds.

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The strong wind gusts Alberta experienced Sunday have shifted into Saskatchewan, with 80-100 km/h gusts Monday morning. It prompted wind warnings in central Saskatchewan, but the winds will die down through Monday afternoon.

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Manitoba will see temperatures climb and Winnipeg could may exceed the 30-degree mark. Temperatures will return to more seasonal values Tuesday across the Prairies. But heat and humidity will build back into the eastern Prairies Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Thunderstorms light up the night sky in Alberta

Thumbnail courtesy of Kyle Brittain.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network as we continue to monitor the forecast.

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