A tornado warning for the R.M. of Maple Creek and the R.M. of Reno, including Cypress Hills Provincial Park and Willow Creek has now ended.

The warning was issued around 2:30 p.m. by Environment Canada and cancelled about half an hour later.

According to the weather agency, a severe thunderstorm in the area could have led to a tornado. There is also a risk of damaging winds, large hail and heavy local rainfall.

Anyone in the area is reminded to take cover immediately if a tornado approaches.

There were several other severe thunderstorm warnings in effect in southwestern Saskatchewan.