It's been an active weather day in Manitoba as the first thunderstorms of 2023 hit the province.

Several areas in southern Manitoba were under severe thunderstorm watches and warnings including the City of Winnipeg.

Hail in St. JamesHail covers the lawn of a St. James home (Submitted)

Earlier in the day, tornado warnings were issued for Hamiota and other areas to the west. Those have since ended.

The storm brought heavy rain, hail, thunder, lightning and strong winds to the City of Winnipeg.

Some areas of the city saw marble to quarter-sized hail, while other parts experienced pea-sized hail. Outside Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie and McGregor experienced torrential rain and large hail.

Hail McGregorHail covers the ground in McGregor, Manitoba (Sonya Toews/ Facebook)

One listener reported toonie-sized hail in McGregor. Another listener in McGregor had to pull over in their car as large hail pounded their vehicle.

HailToonie and loonie-sized hail in McGregor Manitoba (Terra Bergen/ Facebook)

The storm also knocked out power for several customers in the Riverbend, Templeton, and West Kildonan areas. Power has since been restored.

The system is expected to roll out of the province later this evening, making way for sunshine and a high of 24 degrees on Thursday.