Man struck by lightning as severe storms hit the Prairies
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:51 PM - An Edmonton man was taken to the hospital Wednesday after being struck by lightning during a round of severe weather.
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Officials say he was hit as a violent storm rolled through Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. in south Edmonton. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Another round of storms moved in Thursday, generating dark clouds, hail and localized flooding.
Long weekend outlook
As parts of the Prairies get ready for the August long weekend, a warming trend builds back into the region.
The heat and humidity will be on full blast through the southern Prairies this weekend, but Alberta will begin to feel the effects of the trough over B.C. by the beginning of next week and that will bring temperatures back to seasonal, or even a touch below. In addition to the cooler temperatures, this system could also bring a period of unsettled weather to start next week.
August as a whole
"For the month of August as a whole, most of Canada won't be too far off of seasonal," says Dr. Doug Gillham, another meteorologist at The Weather Network. "The Prairies will be back and forth with the potential to be near to slightly below seasonal for the month as a whole."