Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba Under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba Under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Storm Clouds
Cloud will roll into the Winnipeg area this morning a the city is under a severe thunderstorm watch. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg and all of southern Manitoba is under a severe thunderstorm watch.

Environment Canada issued the watch at 7:09 a.m. on Monday, saying conditions are favourable for severe thunderstorms that may be produce strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

A cold front is moving through western Manitoba, with storms expected to intensify and move into the Red River Valley later this morning.

“Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles,” the watch states.

“Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.”

Monday’s daytime high in Winnipeg is 28°C.


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