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Prairies: High humidity, severe thunderstorms continue

Saturday, July 13th 2019, 11:05 pm - Severe thunderstorms are possible across the region on Sunday

After a number of tornado warnings on Saturday, the risk for severe storms continues through Sunday. A number of systems with cold and warm fronts are creating the potential for severe storms across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The moisture that will be streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico will add the hot, humid conditions and will help fuel heavy downpours. For more on the timing of these severe storms, read below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Severe thunderstorms possible on Sunday
  • Hot and humid for eastern Prairies this weekend
  • For current watches and warnings in your area HERE

WATCH BELOW: TIMING OF RAIN AND STORM ENERGY ON SUNDAY

A slow-moving low pressure system draped across the south, with a stationary front to the north, will be keeping the Prairies under the threat for severe thunderstorms on Sunday.

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The main risks associated with these thunderstorms include the chance for one or two tornadoes, torrential rain, large hail, and powerful wind gusts.

Widespread rainfall amounts of 5 to 15 mm are expected across much of central and northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, while southern areas of Saskatchewan and Manitoba could see as much as 20 mm. Higher amounts are possible in strong or severe thunderstorms that develop.

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With a southerly flow from the U.S., temperatures will remain hot and humid on Sunday. Regina and Winnipeg will pass the 30-degree mark, with the humidex making it feel closer to 40 for many.

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Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest updates.

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