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UPDATE: More severe weather on the way for Westman

08.07.2019 10:00
By: Frank McGwire

Environment Canada says unstable air will make for violent isolated storms Monday

Red = zones with warnings, yellow = zones with severe weather watches.


Environment Canada says that Westman and most of Southern Manitoba could be in for severe weather for the rest of Monday, and into Tuesday.

Unlike the overnight thunderstorm that ran through our region this morning, Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm watches across most of the province, and isolated thunderstorm warnings as systems develop.

Natalie Hasell of Environment Canada says the current conditions are ripe for violent isolated storms;  high humidity, unstable atmosphere, and a trough of low-pressure pushing into the region.  This will cause storms to "pop up" all day and well into the overnight period.

Given the instability today, Hasell says you should keep watching the skies for threatening conditions, prepare your property for high winds, and alter your travel plans as conditions warrant.



Several thunderstorms rolled through the region overnight.

The thunder boomers accompanied with plenty of lightning lasted until just after sunrise Monday morning.

No severe thunderstorm warnings or watches were issued by Environment Canada.

Westman can expect a 60% chance of more showers and or thundershowers for the remainder of today and through this evening.

Just a few showers are expected for the Westman region tomorrow.

The accompanying photo with this story was taken in Brandon's west end at 5 a.m.

Photo courtesy of local photographer Randy Shand.