|Happy Canada Day. Clouds will increase across southern Quebec today with thunderstorms likely this evening.|
Today's storms will develop over Eastern Ontario and the Adirondacks of New York early in the afternoon and move rapidly northeast into southern Quebec by 4 or 5pm. Severe thunderstorm watches may be likely for part of the region late today, so have an eye on the sky as you take part in the many scheduled Canada Day activities. The showers will taper off after midnight as cooler air arrives from the west. Overnight lows will drop into the upper teens, with a high on Saturday near 21C (70F). Saturday will be partly cloudy, with some showers still around. High pressure arrives Sunday with sunshine and dry weather expected to last well into next week. Temperatures will warm daily from 26C (79F) Sunday, up to 30C (86F) by the middle of next week.
|Funnel cloud and possible tornado near Ponoka, Alberta late Thursday afternoon (CBC News)|
Strong thunderstorms swept across central Alberta on Thursday, with hail, fierce winds and possible tornadoes. One funnel clouds produced damage near Ponoka, Alberta south of Edmonton, just missing a packed fairground. No injuries were reported. Environment Canada will be investigating the damage today to determine if a tornado did touch down.