House reportedly damaged as tornado, big hail, strike southeastern Saskatchewan

Milder weather conditions predicted for Thursday

Environment Canada confirms that a tornado touched down Wednesday evening in southeastern Saskatchewan.

Meteorologist Bryan Van Wilgenburg says the twister was spotted near the small community of Alida, about 40 kilometres from the Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary.

He says video from the scene shows debris being flung from the base of the swirling cloud – enough to indicate a funnel cloud had touched down.

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Media reports indicate a house was extensively damaged, but there is no word of injuries.

Van Wilgenburg says the system that spawned the tornado took shape east of Carlyle and also produced hail the size of baseballs before rolling into southwestern Manitoba.

Milder weather conditions were expected across most of Saskatchewan on Thursday.

– With files from CKRM, CTV Regina

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