Tornado warnings end on the Prairies, storm risk shifts east for Sunday

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Tornado warnings end on the Prairies, storm risk shifts east for Sunday
Tornado warnings end on the Prairies, storm risk shifts east for Sunday

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Severe thunderstorm potential delivered for parts of the Prairies Saturday afternoon, with tornado warnings in Alberta and Saskatchewan for a time. All warnings had dropped by 5 p.m., though overnight downpours are still possible in Manitoba. Beyond, storm risk shifts eastward to beyond the Ontario border, and the week beyond features variable temperatures and the eventual return of unsettled weather.

SUNDAY AND BEYOND: BRIEF BREAK FROM HEAT, SPORADIC CHANCES OF STORMS

Behind a cold front, areas in southern Manitoba will experience a slight relief from the heat Sunday, but we should stress that that would still mean temperatures above seasonal norms.

It will stand once again in stark contrast to the other side of the Prairie region, where some cities will struggle to reach even 20°C

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PRTempSun

Storm risk region-wide will be mostly confined to northern areas, and then only non-severe, but people in southern Manitoba should keep a watchful eye on northwestern Ontario.

Forecasters see a widespread severe risk just over and along the border between the two provinces, which may shift somewhat by Sunday. If storms do spark up, they'll be marked by large hail, strong winds, and heavy rainfall.

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PR Risk Sun

NEXT WEEK: FLUCTUATING TEMPERATURES, UNSETTLED WEATHER RETURNS

Beyond, conditions will remain mostly dry across the southern Prairies through early and mid next week, with the western Prairies staying mostly cool. The 30-degree heat, however, will return to southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The jet stream pattern will also become favourable for more widespread unsettled weather next week, with forecasters watching a potentially significant system during the second half of the week. It could bring widespread heavy rain and thunderstorms, though it's still too early for exact details on that setup and what areas will see the heaviest rain.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates for the Prairies.

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