UPDATE: all warnings/watches mentioned in this story have ended
SASKATOON – All tornado warnings and watches that had been issued in Saskatchewan have ended.
Earlier Thursday afternoon, Environment Canada was tracking thunderstorms that were potentially producing tornadoes.
Severe thunderstorm warnings remain in place for a number of areas in the western part of the province with golf-size ball hail reported south of Fox Valley and in Major.
Watch below: tornado preparedness
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in place for Saskatoon and area.
The agency says an unstable air mass is expected to produce severe storms as a surface low tracks northeast from Montana in Saskatchewan Friday afternoon.
Some severe weather is expected to track into the northern grain belt over west-central parts of the province in the late evening and overnight.
The thunderstorms may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Severe thunderstorm watch:
- Martensville – Warman – Rosthern – Delisle – Wakaw
- The Battlefords – Unity – Maidstone – St. Walburg
- Kindersley – Rosetown – Biggar – Wilkie – Macklin
- Leader – Gull Lake
- Swift Current – Herbert – Cabri – Kyle – Lucky Lake
- Shaunavon – Maple Creek – Val Marie – Cypress Hills
- Outlook – Watrous – Hanley – Imperial – Dinsmore