SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN – Update: The severe thunderstorm watch has been ended.
Original release: Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of southern and southeast Saskatchewan, including the Estevan, Weyburn, Carlyle, Assiniboia and Moosomin areas.
The advisory states scattered showers and thunderstorms are developing along a trough of low pressure in Montana and will spread into south-central and southeast Saskatchewan later this evening. Some of these thunderstorms may be severe with the primary threat of damaging wind gusts.
"Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Hail is also possible," the advisory says.
Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
SASKTODAY.ca will have more details as they become available.