Four things you need to know about Wednesday, September 10
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:23 AM - Wondering what you missed overnight or what you can expect for the day ahead?
Here's your weather briefing for Wednesday, September 10.
1. Temps remain seasonal in Atlantic Canada, winds pick up
Temperatures will remain seasonal throughout Atlantic Canada today as winds begin to pick up later in the day.
"Conditions will become breezy this afternoon with gusts picking up overnight tonight into tomorrow morning with an offshore low tracking east of the Avalon," says Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg. "Gusts along the shoreline of Newfoundland could reach 60-70 km/h."
Isolated showers are also possible over southern parts of Newfoundland including the Burin Peninsula and parts of the Avalon through tomorrow.
"Thursday we will see the system impacting southern Ontario today move into parts of the Maritimes bringing showers Thursday and Friday," Sonnenburg adds.
2. Fall-like storm to hit southern Ontario
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of southern Ontario as a fall-like system is set to arrive.
"Rainfall warnings have also been issued and have expanded this morning to include Timmins and Kapuskasing and into parts of northern Quebec," Sonnenburg says. "Rainfall amounts could reach 50 mm or more in thunderstorms through central parts of Ontario. Southern Ontario should see a general 15-30 mm of rain, but locally higher amounts are possible."
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Winds will also pick up with the incoming system and gusts could reach 70-80 km/h along the shorelines.
"Several places in southern Ontario will be feeling like the low to mid 30's with strong southwesterly flow today," Sonnenburg says. "Once the front passes this evening, temperatures will begin to cool and by the weekend our highs will be around the mid teens."
This system will bring the threat for thunderstorms through the afternoon hours with the greatest risks being strong winds and heavy rain.
"A squall line will push through this afternoon/evening with the cold front, so straight line damaging winds could be a threat," warns Sonnenburg. "Thursday we could see a couple lingering showers from the system with cooler temps."
3. Summer snowfall continues to blast Alberta
Snowfall warnings remain in place for parts of Alberta as the first significant snowfall of the season blasts the region.
"This afternoon temps will remain a degree or two away from freezing, but with upper level temperatures even cooler with the arctic air mass and strong high pressure nearby, snow that does fall will have a greater chance at sticking on the ground," says Sonnenburg. "Snow will be lighter and fluffier than what it has been with higher snow to water liquid ratios."
Snow will continue to fall throughout the day before tapering through the evening hours.
"Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions," warns Environment Canada. "Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas."
City crews have also been working around the clock to manage any fall/damaged trees from the early snowfall.
"Extreme southwestern Saskatchewan could see some snow in the higher elevations today as well," Sonnenburg says. "Temperatures will slowly start to rebound after today and by Sunday, Calgary could be looking at temps in the low 20's once again."
4. The Weather Network presents extended active weather coverage in Alberta and Ontario
We're following the active weather in Alberta and Ontario, and we invite you to tune into The Weather Network on TV for all the latest updates.
Here's a look at our programming schedule.
If you live in Alberta, here's what you can expect to see on The Weather Network on TV on Wednesday:
- Deb Matejicka will begin reporting LIVE from Calgary starting at 6 a.m. MT
- Chris Murphy and Sheryl Plouffe will provide updates from our national weather centre in Oakville, Ontario
- Margeaux Morin will begin reporting LIVE from Edmonton from 7 a.m. MT - 9 a.m. MT
- During that time, Chris Mei will provide updates form our national weather centre
- We will be live streaming our coverage of the Alberta snow online and via mobile on Wednesday morning starting at 7 a.m. MT. A link will be made available on Alberta city pages when the stream is online.
- Follow social media updates using the hashtags #ABstorm #ABsnow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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On Wednesday afternoon, a band of rain and thunderstorms will track across southern Ontario, reaching the Toronto area by the evening. The storms will bring torrential rain and the threat for strong and gusty winds, especially in southwestern Ontario.
If you live in Ontario, here's what you can expect to see on The Weather Network on TV on Wednesday:
- Stormhunter Mark Robinson will be reporting LIVE from the field in Essex county Wednesday afternoon
- Krissy Vann will be on location near the Erie shores that were hit with over 100 mm of rain last Friday
- Mike Arsenault will also be reporting on location for potential storm damage
- Tune in for on-location shoots from Kasia Bodurka and Kevin Yarde as well!
- Tom Reynolds will be keeping an eye on the morning commute via Beat The Traffic
- Follow social media updates using the hashtag #ONstorm on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.