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Prairies face another widespread severe storm threat on Saturday

Friday, July 8th 2022, 10:11 pm - An incredibly active stretch of severe weather on the Prairies will continue full-steam on Saturday with a renewed chance for rough thunderstorms across the region.

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Friday was another raucous day of severe thunderstorms across the Prairies. Strong storms northwest of Saskatoon produced multiple tornadoes on Friday evening, according to numerous eyewitness accounts from storm chasers in the area. The threat for severe storms will continue into the late evening hours before winding down. However, the severe storm threat will crank up again on Saturday. What you need to know about the upcoming forecast, below.


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FRIDAY NIGHT: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM RISK CONTINUES IN SASKATCHEWAN

A round of severe thunderstorms fired up along the North Saskatchewan River, spawning multiple tornadoes that were confirmed by storm spotters in the area.

These thunderstorms will continue into the late evening hours as they push northeast through central Saskatchewan, slowly waning after dark.

Any thunderstorms that develop in the area on Friday evening could produce one or two tornadoes, large hail, strong wind gusts, and heavy rainfall.


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SATURDAY: RENEWED THREAT FOR SEVERE STORMS ON THE PRAIRIES

The same system responsible for Thursday’s severe weather in Alberta and Friday’s round of nasty thunderstorms in Saskatchewan will trigger yet another widespread threat for severe thunderstorms across the Prairies during the day on Saturday.

A surface trough will push into Saskatchewan through the day and will be the trigger for scattered thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening hours.

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Saturday’s threat for storms will mostly focus on Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Supercells are possible. The strongest storms are capable of producing one or two tornadoes, large hail, strong wind gusts, and heavy rainfall.

Another threat for severe thunderstorms will pop up across portions of the Alberta foothills on Saturday, including Red Deer. The storms in this region could produce large hail, strong wind gusts, and heavy rainfall.

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Make sure you have a way to receive severe weather alerts the moment they’re issued, and have a plan to shelter from dangerous conditions as you go about your day on Saturday.

Looking ahead, a warming trend will build across the Prairies as a ridge settles over the region.

WATCH BELOW: THREE CONSECUTIVE TORNADOES TOUCH DOWN IN SASKATCHEWAN ON FRIDAY

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Be sure to check back for the latest updates on the storm threat across the Prairies.

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