A threatening weather system moving across southwest Manitoba temporarily prompted a pair of tornado warnings from Environment Canada Wednesday evening.
Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for the Municipality of Russell Binscarth at 6 p.m. Wednesday, saying a severe thunderstorm passing through the area could possibly produce a tornado.
About a half-hour later the warning was extended to include the area of Minnedosa and Riding Mountain National Park, however, both were reduced to a severe thunderstorm warning not long after.
As of 7:00 p.m., only the severe thunderstorm warning for Minnedosa and Riding Mountain remained.
The alerts, which included Dauphin, Russel, Roblin, Prairie View Municipality and the RM of Ellice-Archie, also say large hail, strong winds, and intense rainfall are all possible.
The thunderstorm is moving east-southeast at 30 km/h.
Anyone in the area is advised to take cover immediately if they hear or see a roaring sound, funnel cloud, swirling or flying debris, or otherwise threatening weather.
Severe weather can be reported to Environment Canada by emailing MBstorm@canada.ca or via tweet with the hashtag #MBStorm.