Monday afternoon was filled with active weather across southern Saskatchewan, producing tornado watches and warnings for many communities.
Environment Canada has confirmed the touchdown of two tornadoes, one by Cantuar, just north of Swift Current around 3:10 p.m., and the other near Chaplin, west of Moose Jaw shortly after 4:00 p.m.
There is no estimated damage at this time.
However, Meteorologist Jason Knight said a similar evening of severe weather is in the works for Tuesday.
“We’re looking at a fairly large outbreak of severe weather later today (Tuesday),” Knight said. “There will be a threat of tornadoes early, but this set up looks to transition very quickly to a large line of severe thunderstorms right across the entire south, beginning in the late afternoon (Tuesday) in western sections then pushing to the Manitoba border in the overnight,” he added.
Knight says in the event of a tornado it is always best to find the sturdiest structure, and to stay away from windows and doors, preferably going to the basement or interior portion of the structure.
In a homes without a basement an interior closet or bathtub is the best place to be.
Heat warnings are also still in place Tuesday across the south including Swift Current, Moose Jaw and Regina.