Parts of the Prairies will have another day of heavy weather on Monday. After a tornado was confirmed in Alberta during Sunday’s severe storms, the same risk, watches and warnings are resurfacing in the province on Monday. Central Alberta is what forecasters will pay close attention to, as well as parts of western Saskatchewan where the supercell risk is highest. One or two tornadoes are possible. More on what to expect for the first day of August, below.
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Monday: Severe weather trend continues on the Prairies, supercell, tornado risk in Alberta
Sunday produced multiple tornado-warned storms in parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan, including at least one confirmed tornado.
A low pressure area developing in Alberta Monday brings the threat of severe storms to the central and southern parts of the province, as well as parts of western Saskatchewan.
“With good momentum and plenty of available energy, there are likely to be severe thunderstorms across much of the county,” said The Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton. Storms can have major consequences for the likes of Grand Prairie, Red Deer and Edmonton, Alta.
On Monday evening severe storms will break out, which can cause large hailstorms. Some regions of central and southern Alberta have already experienced supercells and the resulting tornado watches and warnings. Lloydminster and North Battleford in Saskatchewan are at risk of experiencing the same severe weather.
Also, a squall line is more likely to develop for cities in eastern Alberta and near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border as the storms progress through the evening.
Daytime highs remain well above normal for the southern areas of the Prairies, with temperatures reaching the mid-thirties and heat warnings still in effect.
The heat breaks Tuesday as a ridge slides further south and out of the region. The thunderstorm threat for Tuesday sinks into central Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and remains in northern Alberta as well.
Temperatures will drop to near seasonality again on Tuesday in most Prairies.
Watch the video above for the full Prairies forecast.