Update: Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings lifted in the southeast

The severe thunderstorm advisories have been lifted in southeast Saskatchewan. 

Environment Canada issued the warning at 8:05 p.m. for Estevan and 9:15 p.m. for Carlyle. It said that meteorologists are tracking a very dangerous thunderstorm capable of producing destructive wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

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This line of severe thunderstorms was travelling east at 60 kilometres per hour. It produced wind gusts of at least 140 kilometres per hour. 

The thunderstorm hit Estevan at about 9 p.m. Tuesday night and brought heavy rains and strong winds. The rain lingered into the overnight hours after the thunder and lightning had passed. 

Environment Canada reported that Estevan received more than 14 millimetres of rain Tuesday. 

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Estevan and Carlyle earlier in the day.

 

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