Severe storms, large hail, tornado potential on tap for Manitoba, NW Ontario

Severe storms are on tap for southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario throughout the afternoon and evening on Wednesday. Large hail, strong winds, and risk of tornadoes will dominate the region.

An active and unsettled pattern will continue to bring the potential for severe storms to much of the Prairies this week. Following Tuesday's storms across Alberta, the risk of severe weather will shift towards Manitoba and northwestern Ontario on Wednesday.

Northern Ontario has already seen its fair share of severe weather this month. An EF2 tornado was confirmed to have occurred on June 4 northeast of Dryden, Ont., making it the first EF2 tornado of 2024 in Canada.

strong wind gusts, severe storms and toonie to golf ball sized hail will be the main threats of Wednesday's storms.

PR N ON Thunderstorm risk weds

It will be important to stay on top of the weather watches and warnings in your area, as conditions can change quickly when severe weather hits.

Wednesday: Severe thunderstorm threat, potential for tornadoes

Thunderstorms will begin to track through southern Manitoba during the early afternoon, bringing the threat of strong wind gusts and large hail to much of the region.

Scattered storms will continue in the region throughout the evening as well, impacting Winnipeg and Brandon.

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hail potential PR&NW ON weds evening

The storms will then continue eastwards, gaining strength as the system tracks towards northwestern Ontario throughout the afternoon and evening hours. There is a threat for damaging large hail in the region, potentially reaching golf ball to tennis ball sizes.

Strong winds up to 100km/h will be felt across northwestern Ontario as well. There is some risk for tornadoes to develop as the system moves through the regions, so be sure to be alert during the storm's duration.

supercell potential weds evening

Looking ahead, temperatures will be on the chillier side to end the work week in both southern Manitoba and northern Ontario. Southern Manitoba will see a significant warm up on Saturday before turning much cooler in time for Father's Day. The reverse will happen in northern Ontario, with temperatures trending warmer throughout the weekend.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for more weather updates across the Prairies and northern Ontario