It's been a summer full of thunderstorms across the Prairies and while the season is starting to wind down, the storms aren't finished just yet.
“A low pressure system spread across Alberta on Thursday bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and hail with it,” says The Weather Network's meteorologist Brian Dillon. And for some, the rain is still falling. “Areas north and east of Edmonton could see as much as 50 millimetres of rain through tonight.”
While the northern Prairies have been dealing with stormy weather, areas in the south have been feeling the heat.
“On Thursday, Calgary reached 30°C for the first time this season. And Onefour was the hot spot of the entire country reaching a record high of 37.5 degrees,” says Dillon. He adds that a big change is in store though.
“Strong northwesterly winds are pushing in and will help to drop temperatures 10 to 15 degrees right across the board. This cool and unsettled air mass will push through the Prairies through the weekend.”
Most places will be seeing temperatures in the mid-teens, which is well below seasonal for this time of year.
Be sure to check our Canadian Cities Index before heading out to ensure you're prepared for the conditions in your area. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV as the National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.