The Weather Network – Severe storm risk on the Prairies shifts east on Friday

A low-pressure area crossing the Prairies caused rocky weather in parts of the region on Thursday. The system responsible for all the crowds will move east on Friday, shifting the storm threat to Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Find out more about what to expect in the coming days below.

Friday: Active weather moves to Manitoba/Ontario, temperatures across Prairies rise next week

We will see another round of rain and thunderstorms approaching the Eastern Prairies for our day on Friday.


Instability to a cold front will allow for thunderstorms over eastern Manitoba and deep into northwestern Ontario.

A risk of severe thunderstorms will cover parts of northwestern Ontario from Fort Frances to Sandy Lake, including Dryden and Red Lake.


Friday’s strongest thunderstorms could bring large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain. Some storms can also develop rotation. Keep a close eye on the alerts throughout the day and make sure you can act quickly if threatening weather approaches your location.

Southern Manitoba will come in as the Prairies hot spot on Friday afternoon, with daytime maxima creeping towards 30°C in some areas.


Temperatures in the Southern Prairies will temporarily ease towards the beginning of the weekend before the southern regions reach high temperatures again. For much of next week, temperatures are forecast to rise into the mid-30s.

Miniature courtesy of Marjorie in Kleefeld, Manitoba.

Check back regularly for the latest updates on conditions in the Prairies.

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