A tornado watch has been issued for Kenora, Grassy Narrows, Whitedog, Sioux Narrows, Nestor Falls, Morson, and the surrounding communities.

Environment Canada says conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Wind gusts of 90 to 110 km/h, nickel to ping-pong ball size hail and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms developing over Manitoba will track through the area this evening. Strong wind gusts and large hail are possible within these thunderstorms. There is also the potential for tornadoes to develop.

Thunderstorms may continue overnight, however the threat for severe thunderstorms should come to an end near midnight.

This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.