|A spectacular photo of just one of the many tornadoes reported in southern Manitoba on Wednesday afternoon. This photo was taken near Manitou, Manitoba. (Global News/J Klassen)|
While we have decent weather forecast here in Montreal, strong thunderstorms will produce severe weather from the upper Midwest into the middle Atlantic states today. It has been a stormy few days from Saskatchewan and Manitoba south into the Dakotas and points east towards Illinois. Numerous tornadoes were observed over the last 48 hours including several in southern Manitoba on Wednesday. Large hail also fell along with heavy rain and flash flooding. At one point on Wednesday a massive swirling cluster of storms stretched over 50,000 feet into the atmosphere and covered the entire state of Iowa. Thousands were left without power in sweltering heat from Illinois to New Jersey as the storms pressed south and east. More are forecast today with millions in the path of the potential severe storms.