The west-central region is set to be pounded by a weather system Thursday. A severe thunderstorm watch became active at 10:33 AM as rain clouds took over the skies.

Environment Canada has stated that, "conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail," for areas around Kindersley, Leader, Rosetown, Biggar, Wilkie, Unity, and Macklin.

Tornado like conditions are not being ruled out as the developing thunderstorms turn severe. Severe thunderstorms can in fact turn into a twister, large hail also potentially joining the strong gusting winds.

Environment Canada gave the following tips for people to stay safe whenever whether like this hits.

"Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year." shared the weather service. "Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!"

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"Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall."