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posted Aug 3, 2016, 11:16 AM by Kathy Carr
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

A low pressure system developing in northern Montana will track into southern Saskatchewan this afternoon. Warm and humid air will stream northward ahead of this system setting the stage for strong thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening. A cold front associated with this system will move into eastern Saskatchewan this afternoon and trigger severe storms along the front as it encounters the warm and humid airmass. There is strong shear to the environment today with southeast winds at the surface and strong southwest winds aloft so rotation is likely with the storms that develop. The strongest shear is over southwest Manitoba so tornadoes are possible in that area especially when storms first develop.
This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada and your local media. Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #MBStorm.