Environment Canada is watching a number of thunderstorms throughout Manitoba, and watches and warnings have been issued for much of the south.

The City of Winnipeg is currently under a severe thunderstorm watch.

From Environment Canada:

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

A trough of low pressure over western Manitoba has triggered scattered thunderstorms late this afternoon. Some of these thunderstorms may reach severe limits.

Thunderstorm coverage is expected to increase over the Red River Valley and eastern Manitoba late this evening and overnight so it is likely the watch will be expanded eastwards as the evening progresses.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

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.

Current watches and warnings: