Most of south-central and southeastern Manitoba are expected to get hit with thunderstorms Friday night.
Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm watches and warnings Friday afternoon, including a watch in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
Warnings are issued in the event a storm is strong enough to create large hail, damaging winds and torrential rain. Environment Canada says this storm is capable of producing strong winds, heavy rain and nickel-sized hail.
As of 5 p.m. CT, the warnings extend to:
- Morden, Winkler, Altona, Morris.
- Portage la Prairie, Headingley, Brunkild, Carman.
- Steinbach, St. Adolphe, Emerson, Vita, Richer.
- Whiteshell, Lac du Bonnet, Pinawa.
The watches are in effect for the following communities:
- Bissett, Victoria Beach, Nopiming Provincial Park, Pine Falls.
- Dugald, Beausejour, Grand Beach.
- Killarney, Pilot Mound, Manitou.
- Selkirk, Gimli, Stonewall, Woodlands.
- Sprague, Northwest Angle Provincial Forest.
The weather system has also prompted watches and warnings in northwestern Ontario.
Kenora and Nestor Falls are under a severe thunderstorm warning and a tornado watch. Meanwhile, a heat warning and tornado watch are in effect for Fort Frances and Rainy Lake.
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