Environment Canada is investigating the potential touchdown of two tornadoes in Manitoba as an active weather system made its way through the province late Wednesday afternoon.

Several public alerts were issued, including a tornado watch for most of the province, which included the City of Winnipeg. Meanwhile, areas around Gilbert Plains and Dauphin were under a tornado warning.

Kyle Ziolkowski is a meteorologist with Environment Canada. He says that, currently, there are preliminary reports of touchdowns in two areas.

"One was near Dauphin, near Venlaw, Manitoba, and the other was by Brookdale, Manitoba," Ziolkowski explained.

GrandviewPotential tornado touches down near Venlaw, Manitoba on Wednesday, June 28,2023(Darren Czarnecki/Facebook)

In Winnipeg, social media lit up with photos of a potential funnel cloud over Transcona. 

Ziolkowski says they are unable to determine if it was a funnel cloud.

"Just looking at the photo, it is hard to tell if it was or not. If anyone else has photos, they can send them to us. It is certainly not out of the realm of possibility that there could've been a funnel cloud in the area, given the storm that went through, but there is no word on a touchdown with that."

More active weather is expected in southeast Manitoba today, including in Winnipeg. 

"Today, there is going to be another round of severe weather with this upper disturbance slowly making its way through the province. It will exit into northern Ontario later today. Before that happens, there will be some more thunderstorms that will pop up in southeastern Manitoba, but they will be less severe than yesterday," Kyle explained.

Once this system rolls out, Kyle says it warm up drastically.

"We are expecting temperatures to climb into the low to mid-30s," said Ziolkowski. "Humidex values will also start to climb into the weekend, so we're looking at some potential heat warnings later in the week."