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Severe thunderstorms fire up in southern Manitoba; Temperatures to plunge on Monday

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 6:38 PM -


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Storms are firing up across southern Manitoba. 

Environment Canada says "dangerous thunderstorms" -- capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain -- will track north from the U.S. Sunday evening.

"This will be a late afternoon, overnight event, with more elevated storms into Ontario overnight," said Weather Network meteorologist Brad Rousseau. "There is only a narrow window of opportunity for tornadoes near the late evening around sunset." 

EC says storms are likely to develop rapidly and then track slowly northward.


RELATED: Tornado risk for northwestern Ontario


"The backside of the massive low pressure system will move through southern Manitoba through the overnight hours, substantially diminishing the humidity and causing temperatures to fall 10 °C below normal Monday for Winnipeg," added Tyler Hamilton, another meteorologist at The Weather Network.

In the event of severe weather, residents are reminded to seek immediate shelter. 

The Weather Network will provide LIVE storm coverage throughout the evening. 

Be sure to visit our ALERTS page for updated watches and warnings.

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