Environment Canada issues thunderstorm watch for southern Manitoba

Severe thunderstorms watches and warnings are likely to be issued for southern Manitoba by Environment Canada on Wednesday. Submitted by Shannon Bileski / Global News file photo

WINNIPEG — Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for southern Manitoba again Wednesday morning.

Dangerous thunderstorms could develop across southern Manitoba and produce heavy downpours and damaging wind gusts and hail. There’s no cold front moving across the province, so thunderstorms will likely develop in scattered cells to produce these severe conditions.

The watch issued just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday is for:

  • Winnipeg
  • Brandon, Carberry, Treherne;
  • Portage la Prairie, Headingley, Brunkild, Carman;
  • Selkirk, Gimli, Stonewall, Woodlands, Eriksdale;
  • Steinbach, St. Adolphe, Dominion City, Vita, Richer
  • Morden, Winkler, Altona, Emerson, Morris;
  • Killarney, Pilot Mound, Manitou;
  • Melita, Boissevain, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park;
  • Virden, Souris;
  • Dugald, Beausejour, Grand Beach;
  • Bissett, Nopiming Provincial Park Pine Falls;
  • Whiteshell, Lac du Bonnet, Pinawa;
  • Sprague, Northwest Angle Provincial Forest;
  • Arborg, Hecla, Fisher River, Gypsumville, Ashern;
  • Dauphin, Roblin, Winnipegosis;
  • Minnedosa, Neepawa, Russell, Riding Mountain National Park;
  • Ste. Rose, McCreary, Alonsa, Gladstone; and
  • Kenora, Ont.

READ MORE: No need for funnel cloud warning Monday: Environment Canada

Southern Manitoba will continue to deal with unstable weather into the weekend. We could continue to see showers with a risk of thunderstorms into Saturday.

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Wednesday’s severe weather has a slight chance of producing tornadoes.

“Chance for tornadoes (is) very slight but not zero,” Environment Canada forecasters said Wednesday morning. If there are any tornadoes, they will most likely be along the international border.

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