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Many people are taking a long weekend, but expect some storms.

Storm risk looms on the Prairies

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:51 PM -

Friday night brought severe weather to large parts of the Prairie provinces, fueled by heat and humidity.

It's another active weekend ahead, beginning in the afternoon in Alberta.

"Thunderstorms in Alberta will likely develop along the foothills due to daytime heating," Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani said Saturday morning. "Severe storms in this region are possible, and tomorrow there will be more of the same."

Manitoba, meanwhile, is facing a trailing cold front, bringing strong-to-severe thunderstorms along the international border Saturday afternoon.

A drier Sunday is in store for Manitoba. 

Saskatchewan, meanwhile, should have a warm and pleasant Saturday. However, late in the day storms may track in from across the border in Alberta.

Sunday will see a more widespread risk of severe thunderstorms in Saskatchewan, with more storms possible in that province, along with Alberta and northern Manitoba.

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