A severe thunderstorm could hit Portage la Prairie and most of the Central Plains, according to some local weather experts.

Manitoba Storm Chasers posted on their social media saying we could see anything from 120 km/hr winds, golf ball to baseball-sized hail, and even some tornadoes.

Environment and Climate Change Canada Meteorologist James Colangelo agrees, saying it's possible.

"It looks like a pretty active convective day for the southern prairies today, especially in southern Manitoba," says Colangelo. "We have a low pressure system that's making its way through southern Saskatchewan as we speak, and that will move eastward into southern Manitoba for the afternoon. It looks like there's potential for severe weather with that."

He expects the system could last throughout the evening, but once the sun goes down, the likelihood of severe weather will go down as well. 

So far, the only severe weather watch issued by Environment Canada this morning is for the Swan River/Duck Mountain area of the province.

A map of the severe weather