Did you think you were in the clear from bad weather once August rolled around? You may need to think again. We’re sorry to share the tragic news, but the Canadian Prairies aren’t looking great over the next few days. In particular, Alberta and Saskatchewan are at risk of thunderstorms and tornado warnings this weekend.

We hate to be whistleblowers, but your long weekend might benefit from some Plan B thinking. Here’s what you need to know; The Weather Network’s Highlights include severe weather threats on Friday, “Large hail, damaging winds most widespread threats; tornadoes possible,” and continued storm risk into the weekend.

The Weather Network advises special care if you plan to travel today because of the severe thunderstorm risk in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

While we’re talking refuge in our storm shelters (what, you don’t have one?), there’s an extra curveball for us to take into account. The Canadian Prairies are also under fog advisories in many places along with heat warnings. What? Environment Canada has issued several weather warnings in Alberta and Saskatchewan on Friday. 

Frankly, we’re not sure what to do, where to go, and what on earth to wear. We can tell you one thing, though, and that is to layer up. As the old saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad layers. If this means packing both gumboots and sandals wherever you go, so be it.

In addition to the layering, keep an eye out for weather alerts in your area. After three hikers were struck by lightning in Banff this past weekend, we don’t want you falling victim to Mother Nature’s whims.

This is nothing we can’t handle. We are Canadians, after all. We’re wishing you a safe, happy, (hopefully) dry long weekend. Fingers crossed.

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