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Intense heat with severe storms expected on the Prairies

Wednesday, July 29th 2020, 8:26 pm - Severe storms that do occur on Thursday could bring heavy rain, large hail and strong wind gusts.

The Prairies will once again see the potential for severe thunderstorms in all three provinces on Thursday. Clusters of storms will spark up across Saskatchewan and Alberta during the afternoon and evening hours and could track into Manitoba. The main concerns with the unsettled weather include strong winds, heavy rain and large hail. Details and timing, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Potential for severe thunderstorms on Thursday in all three Prairie provinces
  • Stretch of sweltering heat continues
  • Keep on top of active weather ALERTS in your area

THURSDAY: POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORMS MOVES, HEAT REMAINS

The Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton says that active thunderstorms will develop along a cold front in Saskatchewan on Thursday afternoon. The storms will track east and southeast into the evening hours.

An easterly flow towards the foothills in Alberta will also spark up some thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon, particularly near Hinton and between Red Deer and Calgary.

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There is lower confidence that there will be severe storms in the Cypress Hills region. Storms could generate in western regions of Manitoba during the evening hours.

The recent stretch of sweltering heat will continue in the central and southern Prairies, with many locales hitting the 30-degree mark. With the humidity, they will feel like the mid- or upper-30s in numerous spots, and even 40 in parts of southern Alberta and Manitoba.

Keep an eye on the forecast as the week progresses.

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