Back-to-school forecast: Not everyone escapes severe weather to start the week

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Back-to-school forecast: Not everyone escapes severe weather to start the week
Back-to-school forecast: Not everyone escapes severe weather to start the week

Kids across Canada will be going back to school in some very varied conditions depending on their home province – with some areas basking in seasonal or warm temperatures beneath clear skies, and others in for showers or thunderstorms. Read on.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Beneath a building area of high pressure, British Columbia students might have the best luck of any this year.

That high pressure not only keeps the skies clear by ushering active weather away from the country, it also allows warmth to build in, and much of the Interior will be in the upper 20s, even feeling like 30 here and there. Vancouver Island will be at the other extreme, not making it too far above 20°C for most places.

BC temperatures
BC temperatures

THE PRAIRIES

That high pressure will spill over the Rockies into Alberta, keeping the province dry and warm, with daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 30s.

Saskatchewan also looks dry, but cool air from the northwest will keep temperatures there just above seasonal. Manitoba will be at a similar level, temperature-wise, but a lingering surface trough will keep Manitoba unsettled, with some spotty showers expected north of Winnipeg – though not a washout by any means.

ONTARIO AND QUEBEC

For those whose school week begins Tuesday, most of the day looks to be a break from stormy weather, though with warm temperatures feeling close to 30 by the mid-afternoon.

It's the evening hours after school that will be something to watch: severe thunderstorms are expected to toll into the southwest of the province, such that forecasters say rotating storms are possible around the 7 o'clock hour, with the strongest risk near the shores of Lake Huron.

ONRISKTUES
ONRISKTUES

The storms will weaken as they cross the province through the night, though the GTA also carries some severe risk.

Across the Ottawa, Quebec gets off to a cloudy start to Tuesday, with temperatures just above seasonal, with Ontario's storms set to move in Wednesday early morning.

ATLANTIC CANADA

Though parts of the Maritimes had a bit of a showery Labour Day, things improve Tuesday morning, though staying cloudy, with seasonal temperatures settling in by school's end.

Across the Gulf, it'll be Newfoundland's turn for some showers, and indeed, much of the island can expect widespread rainfall throughout Tuesday.

Newfoundland rain
Newfoundland rain
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