The desert-like heat is subsiding in the Prairies and will continue to ease up as the week continues. Storm-wise, there are a few storms seen around southern Alberta, but the severe-storm risks are located across the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. For a closer look, see below.
- Severe-storm possibility for the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border throughout Wednesday
- Risk for storms around Calgary and Brooks on Wednesday
- Heat slightly eases, should return to seasonal by Thursday
- Keep on top of severe weather ALERTS in your area
WEDNESDAY AND BEYOND: HEAT ABATES, HEAVY RAIN FOR B.C.
A nice temperature ease for the Prairies. There's a slight chance of storms for Alberta as a trough develops just west of Calgary. The main risk areas include Calgary and Brooks. Threats include hail in the two-to-three-centimetre range.
Southern Saskatchewan has some storm energy as well, non-severe in nature. However, in Northeastern areas of Saskatchewan and inner-lake regions of Manitoba, there is quite a large build-up of energy that could lead to severe storms. Late Wednesday the storms may end up toward the Manitoba-Ontario border.
In British Columbia, an offshore low looks set to bring a deluge to much of the province's coast from Wednesday through to the rest of the week, with a few showers penetrating inland as well.
As the week progresses, the high-pressure ridge that has locked in this extreme heat will start to break down, allowing cooler air to begin filtering in. But the ridge will keep some of its resilience, and will start to regain ground throughout the week, keeping temperatures in the mid-30s in the extreme southern areas of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
By Thursday, the temperatures across the southern Prairies will return to seasonably warm values.
Keep an eye on the forecast as we continue to monitor the weather outlook across the Prairies.