Thursday, August 4th 2022, 10:05 pm - The disturbance that brought severe thunderstorms to the western Prairies on Thursday will slide east for our day on Friday.
A low-pressure system continues to move through the Prairies Friday bringing rocky weather to Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. The risk for severe thunderstorms will stretch from Fort Frances to Sandy Lake, including Dryden and Red Lake. Strong to locally damaging winds, hail and heavy rain will be the main threat. For more on what to expect, read below.
Friday: Active weather moves into Manitoba/Ontario, temperatures across Prairies climb next week
It will be another wet day for parts of the Prairies as a low-pressure system continues to push east, triggering showers and thunderstorms in various regions. Scattered thunderstorms will be ongoing across Manitoba in the morning and throughout most of the day.
The main area to watch will be at the centre of the low-pressure system and the warm front, which is positioned in far northwestern Ontario. The region has slightly more wind shear, resulting in a threat of rotating storms or an isolated tornado. Keep a close eye on warnings throughout the day and ensure you’re prepared to take quick action if threatening weather approaches your location.
Instability ahead of a cold front will allow thunderstorms to bubble across the eastern stretches of Manitoba and the southern region of northwestern Ontario.
The cold front will slice across the south and sweep through communities along Highway 17 and 11. Be on the lookout for a more organized line of storms forecast to develop into the late evening hours.
The risk for severe thunderstorms will stretch from Fort Frances to Sandy Lake, including Dryden and Red Lake. Strong to locally damaging winds, hail and heavy rain would be the main threat.
Southern Manitoba will come in as the Prairies’ hotspot on Friday afternoon, with daytime highs creeping toward the 30°C mark in some areas.
Temperatures across the southern Prairies will temporarily ease off towards the start of the weekend before high heat builds in once again for southern regions. For much of next week, temperatures are forecast to climb into the low to mid 30s.
Thumbnail courtesy of Marjorie in Kleefeld, Manitoba.
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