Severe thunderstorm watch ends in Southwest

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The Swift Current - Herbert - Cabri - Kyle - Lucky Lake forecast area is no longer under a severe thunderstorm watch, with the severe weather now impacting the central and eastern part of Saskatchewan.

Earlier this morning Environment Canada had issued the severe thunderstorm watch, with conditions favourable for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The advisory was lifted at approximately 3 p.m.

The Environment Canada watch noted the following:

"Very warm and humid air remains in place over much of Southern Saskatchewan. A trough of low pressure will push eastward from Alberta this afternoon acting as a trigger for storms to develop along the trough. The best chance for severe weather will be over southern regions of the province ahead of the trough where sunshine is expected for much of the day providing more energy to the atmosphere. An area of rain moving through west central areas of the province this morning will move to the north this afternoon allowing some sunny breaks to develop later this afternoon aiding in thunderstorm redevelopment for west central areas of the province. With the instability and sufficient shear in the atmosphere a couple of tornadoes are possible over south central areas of the province later this afternoon. These storms will continue moving eastward this evening to areas near the Manitoba border by late evening. The thunderstorm risk will end with the passage of the trough as it moves eastward across the province as drier and more stable air moves in behind the trough."

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Swift Current, Lucky Lake, Southern Saskatchewan

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