Thursday, July 12, 2012
Locally heavy thunderstorms today.. staying hot and muggy into the weekend..
Locally heavy thunderstorms have developed over southern Manitoba this morning as a weak disturbance tracks through North Dakota. Any thunderstorms today will have the potential to produce very heavy rain due to elevated humidity levels and slow storm motion. The scattered nature of these storms will mean some localities will see heavy rain, while others will see little. As an example, Oak Bluff recorded up to 30 mm of rain in this morning's thunderstorm activity, while just down the road in Charleswood, there was barely a drop! This thunderstorm activity will likely persist through the morning over the Red River valley, with additional storms possible this afternoon into this evening, again with locally heavy rain, as well as the potential for hail and strong winds. A return to sunnier and hot weather is expected Friday into the weekend before another chance of thunderstorms early next week.
Posted by rob at 8:34 AM