Five things you need to know about Wednesday
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 6:53 AM - Wondering what you missed overnight or what you can expect for the day ahead?
Here's your weather briefing for Wednesday, June 4.
1. Funnel cloud spotted in Quebec
Hot and humid weather produced the ideal conditions for severe storms in parts of Quebec on Tuesday.
Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were issued, and the storms that swept through during the afternoon hours were strong enough to force the evacuation of a convocation at Montreal's McGill University.
At roughly the same time, an incredible video of a funnel cloud was spotted in Saint-Laurent.
2. Thunderstorms fire up in Ontario
Thunderstorms also rumbled through parts of Ontario Tuesday afternoon with an isolated severe weather threat continuing through the evening.
"Severe thunderstorm watch and warnings were issued and these storms were all triggered by the passing cold front," says Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg.
Dark skies, heavy rain and powerful winds were reported in some places.
Winds were strong enough to knock down this sun shelter in Barrie.
Scattered showers are possible in parts of southwestern Ontario Wednesday as conditions improve through the Greater Toronto Area.
"Thursday is looking like the coolest day for Toronto, but then temperatures warm up again in time for the weekend," adds Sonnenburg.
3. Severe storm threat continues across the Prairies
Widespread thunderstorms were reported through parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan on Tuesday, with watches and warnings in place for the southern regions.
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"Threat for storms today are still along the foothills in Alberta as well through central and south Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba," says Sonnenburg. "Areas along the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border are looking like the highest risk areas for seeing isolated severe thunderstorms Wednesday."
Gusty winds, heavy downpours and small hail are possible.
"Temperatures will cool through Alberta over the next couple of days, dropping below seasonal values," adds Sonnenburg.
4. The first 20 degree day of 2014 in Newfoundland
After recent snow flurries and below seasonal conditions, temperatures have finally warmed up in parts of Atlantic Canada.
"St. John's, Newfoundland reached their first 20 degree day of 2014 on Tuesday with an afternoon high of 21.4°C," says Sonnenburg.
The next few days are looking to be unsettled across Atlantic Canada with a risk for a few isolated thunderstorms through Cape Breton and parts of New Brunswick, including Miramichi on Wednesday.
5. 2014 Summer Outlook
The Weather Network releases the 2014 Summer Outlook.
If you missed the Summer Outlook release Monday night, here's The Weather Network's chief meteorologist Chris Scott with all of the details.