A round of severe thunderstorms rolled through northwestern Ontario on Sunday afternoon, prompting widespread warnings along their path.
Conditions will remain favourable for some lingering strong to severe thunderstorms through the remainder of Sunday evening before more stable air arrives behind the cold front responsible for sparking these powerful storms.
Severe thunderstorms could make quite the racket across southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario during the afternoon and into the evening on Sunday.
Stay alert for additional watches and warnings through the evening hours. Make sure you have a way to receive warnings late at night, especially if you’re asleep.
Dynamics are favourable for thunderstorms to quickly grow strong and surpass severe limits. Large hail, strong wind gusts, and heavy rainfall are likely with the strongest storms.
However, shifting winds near the cold front could lead to a sneaky threat for supercells in parts of southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario on Sunday afternoon.
Winds changing direction with height could lend a bit of rotation to the storms, which could lead to one or two tornadoes cropping up in some of the strongest storms across the region.
Pay close attention to the progress of nearby storms across the region, and have a way to receive severe weather alerts the moment they’re issued. Take a moment to check your phone and ensure wireless emergency alerts are activated for tornado warnings.
Stay close to a safe shelter in case storms threaten your location. And remember, the greatest danger in any thunderstorm is lightning. If you can hear thunder, you’re close enough to be struck by lightning.
Stay with The Weather Network for the latest on the severe storm threat on the eastern Prairies.