Severe storm potential across the eastern Prairies this week

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Severe storm potential across the eastern Prairies this week
Severe storm potential across the eastern Prairies this week

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Much cooler conditions are expected in Saskatchewan as the heat subsides on Monday.

However, the intense heat will hang on in southeastern Manitoba. Winnipeg Airport (YWG) reached a high of 36.9°C on Sunday, which is the fifth warmest June temperature on record since 1873.

The potential for active weather will continue this week. While forecasters do not expect a major or organized low-pressure system like what we saw last week, numerous rounds of widespread showers and thunderstorms are possible.

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On Monday, the storm potential will cover most of the Prairies, but the threat of severe weather will encompass southern areas of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as northwestern Ontario.

The severe storms that develop will be scattered and could bring strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain.

The rain will be highly beneficial for replenishing the groundwater in western areas that were experiencing a drought. Forecasters are also keeping an eye on the risk of more localized flooding.

Be sure to check back for updates this weekend as we continue to fine tune the forecast details on the storm timing and severity.

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