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Thunderstorm threat holds grip over Prairies, timing here


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 9:29 PM - After days of severe weather and at least SIX confirmed tornadoes, the stormy weather continues to stretch across parts of the southern Prairies into northwestern Ontario. Despite losing some of its "punch", we're still watching for all modes of severe weather. More details and timing, below.

(Related: Be prepared for severe weather when it strikes. Severe weather safety tips.)


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Risk for strong storms shifts to Manitoba, northern Ontario overnight 
  • Shot of chilly weather for Alberta later this week with a cooler pattern to dominate the Prairies next week. 
  • SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS CAN BE FOUND HERE

WATCH BELOW: TRACKING STORM ENERGY


SEVERE STORM THREAT

The frontal system responsible for much of the action across the Prairies the past two days continues to work its way east, moving the focus for severe weather into Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.

The good news is the atmosphere isn't as favourable for tornadic development as the driving low pressure lags behind the system and the cold front loses some of its punch as it heads into the Great Lakes region. 

Further north, closer to the centre of the low's circulation over central Manitoba, the main threat with storms that form will be heavy rain and flash flooding potential. 

MUST SEE: At least SIX tornadoes confirmed in Saskatchewan, photos HERE

"The dynamics are much the same as Tuesday, but on a weaker scale," says The Weather Network meteorologist Kevin MacKay. 

Be sure to check back for the latest updates on these storms and always monitor the latest warnings as the day progresses.

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