Severe thunderstorm warning in place for parts of southeastern Manitoba

A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for parts of southeast Manitoba, including the city of Steinbach.

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

The storm is tracking to the northeast at 40 km/h, the weather agency says.

The severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the following areas:

  • Steinbach – St. Adolphe – Emerson – Vita – Richer.
  • Sprague – Northwest Angle Provincial Forest.
  • Whiteshell – Lac du Bonnet – Pinawa.

A severe thunderstorm watch is also in place for the following areas:

  • Arborg – Hecla – Fisher River – Gypsumville – Ashern.
  • Bissett – Victoria Beach – Nopiming Provincial Park – Pine Falls.
  • City of Winnipeg.
  • Beausejour – Grand Beach.
  • Killarney – Pilot Mound – Manitou.
  • Morden – Winkler – Altona – Morris.
  • Portage la Prairie – Headingley – Brunkild – Carman.
  • Selkirk – Gimli – Stonewall – Woodlands.

The storm comes as Manitoba broke 14 weather records on Friday, with temperatures that soared past 40 C in some areas.

A heat warning is in place for much of the southern part of the province. It’s expected to be lifted by Sunday, though it won’t come with any significantly cooler temperatures.