Severe thunderstorm warnings moved east Saturday afternoon, and concerns about severe weather were eased in the western part of the province. 

Thunderstorm warnings, wind warnings and thunderstorm watches were still in effect late Saturday across the region though, including wind warnings for Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipeg, Lake Winnipegosis, Lake Dauphin, and Lake of the Woods in Northwestern Ontario. 

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Hydro crews responded to a number of calls about downed trees and powerlines Saturday, including this one near Barlet Avenue and Casey Street in Winnipeg. (Tamara Pimental/CBC)

Stormy weather forced hundreds of people at the Winnipeg Folk Festival at Bird's Hill Park north of the city scrambling for cover. 

Environment Canada had said early Saturday severe thunderstorms and potentially damaging winds were possible for western and southern Manitoba and the lakes. 

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Hundreds of people at the Winnipeg Folk Festival took cover under the Kids' tent as a storm hits Saturday afternoon. (Bridget Forbes/CBC)

Forecasters said a cold front was moving into the province and they expected skies to clear as the front moved off late Saturday.