Thunderstorm and rainfall warnings released for north and southeast Saskatchewan: Environment Canada

Environment Canada is currently tracking a line of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing very strong wind likes, nickel to ping pong sized hail as well as heavy rain.

Severe thunderstorm watches continue to be in effect for many communities in the southeast portion of the province.

“An unstable air mass coupled with an approaching low pressure system from the United States will trigger thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, some of which may become severe,” Environment Canada explained in its alert.

The weather agency reminded the public to take cover if threatening weather approaches, to be aware that massive downpours may cause flash floods, and that strong wind likes can toss potentially dangerous and life threatening debris.

Rainfall warnings are also in place for some northeastern regions of the province.

Environment Canada warns that the stil frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall combined with melting snow.

The rain is set to develop this evening over the Pelican Narrows region and push northward into Key Lake overnight.

Total rainfall is estimated to reach 25 to 35 mm total, before the event ends Sunday evening.

Environment Canada encourages the public to continue monitoring for alerts and forecasts and to report severe weather by emailing [email protected] or tweet reports using #SKStorm.

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