WINNIPEG – It looks like Winnipeg was spared the brunt of the overnight thunderstorm activity.
Some scary looking clouds and stormy weather blew across the province Thursday night into Friday morning.
Several thunderstorm watches and warnings were in effect. There was also a brief tornado warning near Virden early Thursday evening.
Environment Canada expects the thunderstorms to continue into Friday morning before clearing into the weekend.
It was the first major storm watch of the year heading into the summer. It’s also a reminder to be prepared in case severe weather is making its way to your area.
“We try to issue the watches well in advance so you can keep an eye in the sky,” said Baggaley, “but when we issue a warning it means the storm is imminent, as close as fifteen minutes.”
For tornadoes, the time frame can be much smaller.
“Just have a plan in case you see nasty weather, know if there is somewhere you can go.”