There is a tornado watch in effect for much of northern Saskatchewan beginning Saturday afternoon.

According to an Environment Canada statement, the watch includes Highway 165 between Highways 2 and 914 including Pinehouse Lake, La Ronge and Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, Candle Lake Provincial Park and Narrow Hills Provincial Park, Montreal Lake, Molanosa and Prince Albert National Park.

Also according to the statement, conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

Damaging winds and large hail are also possible.

In the event of a tornado or tornado warning, Environment Canada recommends residents go to a room on the lowest floor of their home away from outside walls or windows.

Avoid free standing or temporary structures such as mobile homes, vehicles, tents and trailers.

As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

The tornado watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Saturday night.

For more information, go to the Environment Canada webpage.

(PHOTO: Courtesy Environment Canada.)