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.