Southeast Saskatchewan may literally become the ‘land of Living Skies” Thursday night.
Environment Canada said Thursday afternoon and early in the evening the atmospheric conditions will be more than favorable to create “super cell” thunderstorms.
Meteorologist Terri Lang, said south of Highway 1 is where the greatest risk exists.
“Through to about Estevan, Carlyle, Moose Mountain and Whitewood is where the greatest risk exists,” she said.
Lang said those super cells are different because they have the potential to cover a large amount of ground and produce lasting tornadoes.
“In this type of situation we ask that people have that awareness,” she said. “Know what to do in case that storm really does turn severe, and we start seeing these really really strong winds or even a tornado develop,”added Lang.
Never go under a tree during a thunderstorm and always try to take shelter early to avoid being caught in a dangerous situation.
A tornado watch and a thunderstorm warning has been issued for Carlyle, Oxbow, Carnduff, Bienfait and Stoughton.
A tornado watch has been issued for the areas surrounding Estevan, Weyburn, Milestone and Radville. As of 5:00 pm that has ended.
A severe thunderstorm watch has ended for the RM of Orkney including Yorkton, Springside and Ebenezer.