Area(s): southeastern, central and northern Manitoba.
Timing: Monday afternoon and evening.
Threats: 2-4 cm hail, wind gusts to 90 km/h
A trough of low pressure will trigger scattered thunderstorms over southeastern, central and parts of northern Manitoba this afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms will generally be non-severe in nature although a risk of severe thunderstorms exists for the eastern Red River Valley, eastern Interlake and areas east and southeast of Lake Winnipeg. The threat for thunderstorms will diminish in the evening hours.
1:28 PM CDT Monday 15 June 2020 Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for areas in yellow:
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. A cold front sweeping across southeastern Manitoba will trigger thunderstorm development this afternoon. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe. The front and associated thunderstorms will move off into northwestern Ontario by mid evening. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to MBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.