|Storm near Carman at 7:55 pm|
Then in the afternoon and evening, a line of storms formed in southeastern Saskatchewan and pushed east-southeastward all across southern Manitoba. Damaging winds and torrential rains were the main stories. Lots of damage occured near Brandon and Shilo due to the strong winds.
Even a tornado may have touched down in the Sioux Valley First Nation west of Brandon. Some homes saw major damage. It has yet to be confirmed.
The storms pushed into the Red River Valley in the evening, bringing Winnipeg it's heaviest rainfall of the month. In only 15-20 minutes, 13-18 mm of rain fell over the city.
A funnel cloud was reported near Altona which had prompted a tornado warning for the area. The storm also had a nice shelf cloud; some fantastic pictures and a timelapse can be seen here.
Here's some rainfall amounts from yesterday courtesy of Manitoba Agriculture, Environment Canada and Cocorahs...
There will be the chance for more storms in southwestern Manitoba today, especially southwest of Brandon. However, it wont be as bad as yesterday. These storms are associated with a cold front moving from the north which will flush out much of the humidity in southern Manitoba. The lower dewpoints along with mostly clear skies and light winds tonight will create a fairly chilly night tonight in the Red River Valley. An overnight low around 6 to 8°C is possible in Winnipeg, especially on the outskirts. Downtown will remain warmer. Cold air will remain tomorrow with a high around 19 or 20°C.
Warmer and more humid air moves in Sunday ahead of a low pressure system. Thunderstorms, some potentially severe, are expected in southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba late in the day. This could bring more rain and possibly some thunderstorm activity to Winnipeg in the overnight hours.