Environment Canada has lifted a tornado warning for Shawinigan, Lac-aux-Sables, Trois-Rivières and Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade in the Mauricie region in Quebec.

The weather advisory has been downgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning for La Tuque and the Mauricie.

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Residents are being asked to take cover immediately and stay indoors if threatening weather approaches.

Environment Canada also advises that if you have to take cover inside, stay in a room on the lowest floor such as a basement. It's also best to stay away from windows.