Parts of southern Manitoba are under severe thunderstorm watches and warnings as strong thunderstorms move into the region Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the City of Brandon and surrounding areas just before 5 a.m.

That storm is capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

A large area is also under severe thunderstorm watches from the Saskatchewan border east to almost Portage la Prairie, and from Roblin and Dauphin in the north, stretching south to the U.S.A. border.

From Environment Canada

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Current Watches and Warnings

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