WASHINGTON (AP) — National weather service officials warn of dangerous weather conditions in Western Canadian communities and warn of a potential threat of tornadoes, lightning and other severe weather events in the coming days.
The National Weather Service in Winnipeg issued a severe weather advisory for parts of the western part of the province, including the area around the Winnipeg Airport.
The forecast for the rest of the state and some municipalities includes the following conditions:Flooding of at least 3 feet (1 meter) is possible in the region.
Severe weather could impact the following areas:Flights are cancelled in Winnipeg and parts of western Manitoba, including St. Paul, Sault Ste.
Marie, Kincardine, Saskatoon and Grand Prairie.
Flooded areas in the western portion of the city could be inaccessible.
The forecast is expected to remain in effect through Friday night.
In addition to the weather advisory, the National Weather Centre in Winnipeg says a severe thunderstorm is possible through Friday evening in Manitoba’s upper Great Lakes region.
A tornado warning is in effect for the Greater Winnipeg area from 6 p.m. to 9 p.t. in the morning and the northern portion of Manitoba from 5 p.s. to 8 p.p.m., the centre says.