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Rain swamps St-Pierre-Jolys, Brandon in Manitoba

St-Pierre-Jolys Manitoba storm thunderstorm weather
The streets of St-Pierre-Jolys are awash Wednesday evening after the village was hit by about 100 millimetres of rain. Tristan Field Jones / CJOB

People in a village south of Winnipeg found themselves up to their knees in runoff Wednesday night after severe thunderstorms pounded much of southern Manitoba.

About 70 millimetres of rain thundered down on St-Pierre-Jolys, leaving the community’s main street awash.

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Streets and parking lots were also flooded in Brandon, where a storm dumped about 60 millimetres of rain in about an hour.

Environment Canada says wind gusts reached nearly 100 kilometres an hour in Morris, which was also pelted with hail the size of a toonie.

READ MORE: Storms batter parts of southern Manitoba

There were no immediate reports of damage.

The severe weather missed Winnipeg, even though a severe thunderstorm watch had been issued for the city.

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St-Pierre-Jolys Manitoba storm thunderstorm weather
The streets of St-Pierre-Jolys are awash Wednesday evening after the village was hit by about 100 millimetres of rain. Tristan Field Jones / CJOB
St-Pierre-Jolys Manitoba storm thunderstorm weather
The streets of St-Pierre-Jolys are awash Wednesday evening after the village was hit by about 100 millimetres of rain. Tristan Field Jones / CJOB

The unsettled weather is expected to continue Thursday, with showers or thunderstorms forecast again for Winnipeg. The high is expected to reach 23 C. Showers and thunderstorms are likely to continue until after midnight, but the sky is forecast to clear before morning.

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