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Severe thunderstorms, tornado watch in some areas of Canada. Here's where

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Depending on where you live, you can expect to get a mixed bag of weather this week, as local forecasts predict heavy rain, strong wind, severe thunderstorms and even snowfall across some areas of Canada.

Frost advisories were issued for parts of Alberta on Monday, while in the south, above-seasonal temperatures in the low 20s and dry conditions are forecast, according to CTV Your Morning's meteorologist Kelsey McEwen.

Moving across the Prairies, Saskatchewan will stay warm Monday through Wednesday before a slight dip for Thursday, the forecast suggests.

In south Manitoba, cool temperatures will kick off the week before warming up by Wednesday.

Chilly temperatures and a frost advisory were issued for coastal Quebec.

Thunderstorms with heavy rain were expected in other parts of Quebec and Ontario Monday afternoon, and remain in areas of the Northwest Territories

Environment Canada's latest weather advisory says the thunderstorms pose a risk of severe weather, including strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain in the Fort Providence, Fort Simpson and Hay River regions.

The Monday evening weather advisory also includes tornado watches in areas of Canada. The advisory says Prescott and Russell in the Ottawa area are under a tornado watch, as is Gatineau, Que.

A graphic from Environment Canada shows areas under a tornado watch, severe thunderstorm watch or special weather statement as of Monday evening on May 27, 2024.

The weather agency said severe thunderstorms could produce tornadoes with strong winds reaching up to 90 km/h, large hail and heavy rain beginning in the afternoon or early evening.

In eastern Ontario, rainfall totals could reach 50 millimetres.

Environment Canada warned large hail can damage property and cause injury, while strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road.

There is a "wreckhouse" wind warning in effect in Newfoundland and Labrador, expected to begin Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday evening. Environment Canada says the winds could gust upwards of 100 km/h in the Channel-Port aux Basques area and vicinity, and advises motorists to be prepared to adjust driving with changing road conditions due to the wind.

On Tuesday, northern Ontario is expected to see winter weather, with rainfall in the area changing over to snow in the evening. Environment Canada says that snowfall amounts could exceed 15 centimetres, along with blowing snow due to northeasterly winds.

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