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A tornado warning that was originally issued around 6:03 p.m. Monday for the municipality of Norfolk Treherne ended at 6:11 p.m., according to Environment and Climate Change Canada said.

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A tornado warning that was originally issued around 6:03 p.m. Monday for the municipality of Norfolk Treherne ended at 6:11 p.m., according to Environment and Climate Change Canada said.

As of 6:03 p.m. Monday, a tornado warning was in effect for the municipality of Norfolk Treherne.

People in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions, Environment and Climate Change Canada said.

Residents in some parts of Westman are advised to remain alert as severe thunderstorms roll across Westman, prompting thunderstorm watches and a tornado warning.

As of 5:15 p.m. Monday, severe thunderstorm watches remain in effect for Brandon, Neepawa, Carberry, Sidney, Austin, Holland and Forrest and the municipalities of Glenboro-South, North Cypress-Langford, North Norfolk, Oakland-Wawanesa, Cornwallis, Elton and Victoria.

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may of produce large hail and heavy rain, Environment and Climate Change Canada warned. A low-pressure system combined with an unstable airmass has led to an environment favourable for severe thunderstorms. These storms are expected until late this evening before weakening and moving out of the region.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall.

They can also produce tornadoes, the weather agency warned. A tornado warning was in effect for MacGregor, Sidney and Austin but ended at 5:10 p.m. There’s no word on whether any tornadoes developed in that area.

To the west, Virden, Oak Lake, Elkhorn, Kenton, Alexander, Rivers and Beresford, and the municipalities of Souris-Glenewood, Pipestone, Sifton, Wallace Woodworth, Whitehead and Riverdale are also under a severe thunderstorm watch.

Hartney, Minto, Melita, Coulter and Tilston are under a severe thunderstorm watch too, as are the municipalities of Boissevain-Morton, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Brenda-Waskada, Deloraine, Grassland, and Two Borders.

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