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Storm risk set to leave the Prairies, ahead of a showery weekend

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 8:06 pm - Storm risk shifts east to northwestern Ontario, ahead of what looks to be a wet weekend region-wide.

A slow-moving system that's brought multiple days of severe storm risk to parts of the Prairies as it's gradually meandered east has northwestern Ontario in its sights on Friday, the rest of the region is looking at a showery weekend, with a marked temperature cooldown in Alberta. More details below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Storm risk shifts to northwestern Ontario Friday
  • Warm and dry Friday for most of the Prairies
  • Risk of weekend thundershowers and widespread rain for most of the region
  • Keep on top of ALERTS in your area

FRIDAY: STORM RISK SHIFTS TO NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO, DRY AND WARM ON THE PRAIRIES

That slow-moving low that's left days of severe storm risk in the wake of its passage will have finally exited the Prairie region by Friday, though some storms may linger overnight.

It's northwestern Ontario's turn for severe storms to close out the week, with the main risks being heavy downpours, large hail, and strong winds.

ON Risk

Behind the low, the Prairie region is looking at not too bad an end to the work week, with hot temperatures in the high 20s and mostly dry conditions, though parts of Alberta may be somewhat cooler, and that province will see some more unsettled weather than the rest of the region, with storms possible between Calgary and Edmonton in the afternoon and evening hours.

LOOK AHEAD: WETTER WEEKEND AHEAD, COOLDOWN FOR ALBERTA

Alberta's temperatures look to take a dive this weekend, from daytime highs well into the 20s tumbling down into the mid-to-high teens for several parts of the province, though the chill will be uneven.

AB temps

Regionwide, the Prairies are in for widespread showers most of the weekend into Monday, along with some more risk of thunderstorms -- likeliest in southwestern Saskatchewan Saturday, shifting east Sunday.

"There'll be a threat for strong to severe thunderstorms most days next week for southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with late-day or evening timing, with locally excessive rainfall totals," Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says. "Also, some additional rain for the already very wet regions of Alberta."

Check back for updates as the forecast evolves.

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