A severe thunderstorm watch that had been in place for Brandon earlier on Friday has since been ended without event.
Earlier in the day a storm risk map issued by ECCC placed Brandon and much of Southwestern Manitoba in an area at risk for severe storms with main threats of winds with gusts as much as 110 km/hr, hail of 2-4cm and rain as much as 50mm, though Brandon was seen as less likely to receive the worst of the worst by ECCC meteorologists based on how models were showing the day progressing.
Severe storms did progress further East including a period of time where Winnipeg was under a severe thunderstorm warning.
According to the forecast for Brandon a second window of thunderstorm potential exists late this evening and into the overnight hours including an as-close-to-certain-as-you’ll-probably-find 80% chance of precip after 11pm Friday and into early Saturday morning. Those storms are not expected to quite have the potential to reach the gaudy wind numbers of the storms of earlier in the evening but the potential to be severe exists.
As far as weather alerts go, a watch isn’t meant to be taken as a warning of imminent severe weather so much as an advisory of the potential for it to develop. Any warnings of imminent severe weather can be seen on Environment Canada’s weather alert page for Manitoba at this link or I strongly recommend the WeatherCAN app in order to receive notifications right from the source when issued.
You can also monitor the status of any current storms that may have developed on radar at https://www.weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=XFW
A serious cool down is expected for Saturday with a high of just 16 degrees forecast as of the time of this posting.