Wednesday, June 19th 2019, 8:25 pm - Severe storm threat eases on Thursday but some thunder still expected
Storms fired up once again for Saskatchewan and Alberta on Wednesday as a large-scale upper-level disturbance remained locked on the region. While that disturbance is set to linger as we close out the work-week, the severe weather risk diminishes through early Thursday morning. That's not to say thunderstorms are completely off the table, however. We take a look at what's left of this active, stormy weather, below.
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- Line of storms continues moving east through early Thursday morning for Sask.
- Isolated storms also linger along foothills, B.C. Interior in very unstable atmosphere
- More heavy rainfall persists through Friday
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Another band of strong storms sparked along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border from Lloydminster to the U.S. border Wednesday afternoon, and it's those storms that will be with Saskatchewan residents through the early overnight hours into Thursday.
While the risk for severe weather, like large hail, will be much diminished through the overnight hours, the most likely risk with Wednesday's storms will be localized flash flooding as storms 'train' -- that is, separate storm cells track over the same region again and again, boosting rainfall totals dramatically over a relatively small area. This threat is largely focused on southwestern Saskatchewan.