July 10, 2014 1:43 pm
Updated: July 10, 2014 2:43 pm

Flooded southwestern Manitoba faces severe thunderstorm watch

Southwest Manitoba, including badly flooded St. Lazare, Man., is under a severe thunderstorm warning.

Randall Paull / Global News

WINNIPEG – Southwestern Manitoba, hard hit by flooding in the province, is under a thunderstorm watch that includes the possibility of heavy rain.

Severe thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon or this evening in Virden, Souris, Melita, Boissevain, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Minnedosa, Neepawa, Russell, Riding Mountain National Park, Dauphin, Roblin, Winnipegosis, Swan River, Duck Mountain, Porcupine Provincial Forest, The Pas, Wanless, Westray and Clearwater Lake Provincial Park.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain,” an alert from Environment Canada says.

The region is already dealing with severe flooding from torrential rains in late June.


CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said the area was under a thunderstorm warning.

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