EAST CENTRAL — Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entirety of east central Saskatchewan, including Humboldt, Tisdale, Melfort and Nipawin.
"Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, damaging hail and torrential rain,” the weather service said.
Intense thunderstorms have developed over parts southern Saskatchewan today as warm and humid conditions continue. Some severe thunderstorms are likely to persist through the evening and through the night time."
There is a more serious severe thunderstorm warning around Hudson Bay.
Updates throughtout July 7
UPDATE: The watch around Tisdale, Melfort and Nipawin was issued on July 7 at 10:27 am.
UPDATE: As of 1:34 pm, there is a severe thunderstorm warning for the RM of Torch River.
"At 1:34 pm CST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and heavy rain," the weather service said. "This thunderstorm is located 10 kilometres north of Tobin Lake and is moving to the northeast at 50 kilometres/hour."
UPDATE: As of 1:47 pm, there a warning for the RMs of Nipawin, Moose Range, Connaught, Arborfield and Hudson Bay. The warning for the RM of Torch River has ended.
"At 1:47 pm CST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and heavy rain. This line runs from the White Fox area south to Leacross and is moving east at 50 kilometres/hour."
UPDATE: As of 2:10 pm, the RM of Torch River is back on the warning list.
UPDATE: As of 2:52 pm, the RMs of Connaught, Nipawin and Torch River are off the warning list.
UPDATE: As of 5:27 pm, there are watches issued around the Humboldt area.