Thunderstorms have been relentless across the Prairies this summer and the recent onset of hot and humid conditions have helped some storms turn severe.
Several watches and warnings were in place across Alberta and Saskatchewan Monday night.
One strong cell spawned a reported tornado near Big River, Saskatchewan. A tornado warning for the area was in place for about an hour.
Hail the size of baseballs pounded down in Saskatchewan's Prince Albert National Park damaging equipment and the park's golf course.
In Alberta at around 10:30 pm local time on Monday, there were reports of a tornado touch down near Lloydminster.
The threat for more tornadoes prompted warnings on Tuesday night after radar showed a rotating thunderstorm 20 km northeast of Drumheller. Damaging winds and heavy rain were reported and several residents experienced damaging hail.
“We have dents in our vehicles, both frame and windshields/mirrors. Our travel trailer is dented and the vents on top are beaten in as is the siding,” said Albertan Vanessa-Rae Thomas.
The severe thunderstorm risk for parts of Saskatchewan persisted early Wednesday as the storms crossed into western Manitoba. Callers to The Weather Network Stormline said heavy rain, frequent lightning and damaging winds lasted well into the morning hours in Regina.
A funnel cloud and nickel size hail was also spotted just east of Grenfell at around 5 am local time.
Severe storms continued to fire up across Manitoba and northwestern Ontario through the day on Wednesday. Close to 50 mm of rain fell in just 30 minutes in Brandon, Manitoba through the morning hours. Meanwhile, winds gusting over 100 km/h caused significant damage to the airport in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The good news is, the cold front will help to cut some of the sweltering heat that has been stifling the region. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have all seen new power consumption records this week.
Conditions can change rapidly; stay up to date on what's happening in your area by watching The Weather Network. Local forecasts come up every 10 minutes on the 10s.
With files from Alexandra Pope