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Severe thunderstorms prompt tornado warnings in New Brunswick

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    Monday, June 3, 2013, 6:13 AM -

    Meteorologists are tracking an extensive line of severe thunderstorms currently crossing the Eastern Townships and western New Brunswick. At one point Environment Canada had issued a tornado warning for parts of extreme northwest New Brunswick. Those warnings have since been downgraded to a severe thunderstorm watch.

    Be sure to tune into The Weather Network on TV for live updates  

    A severe line of thunderstorms tracking from the U.S. is bringing a potential development of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds into the Eastern Townships and parts of extreme northwest New Brunswick.

    "There are two lines of storms currently approaching New Brunswick -- both of which have shown rotation and both have had tornado warnings stateside," said Monica Vaswani, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. 

    At 5:32 pm ADT, Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Grand Falls and Victoria County. Those warnings were downgraded to severe thunderstorm warnings about 22 minutes later.

    Severe thunderstorm watches are in effect for Edmundston and Madawaska County, both of which were previously included in the tornado watch. 

    Despite the tornado watches and warnings being dropped, forecasters say there is still a risk of severe weather in the region.

    Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings are widespread across the province. Be sure to visit our Alerts page for a full list of all watches and warnings.

    If you should come into contact with a tornado: 

    • Stay calm 
    • Seek shelter under something sturdy
    • Never try to outrun a tornado
    For more tornado safety tips, click here.

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