Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued West Of Toronto – Heavy Rain And Damaging Winds Are Possible

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for areas west of Toronto. Storms are expected to eventually move east and could produce heavy rain and damaging winds. Parts of Southwestern Ontario (London-Middlesex, Huron-Perth, Sarnia-Lambton) are currently under a severe thunderstorm warning. Here are the details:

7:05 AM EDT Thursday 13 July 2017
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • City of Hamilton
  • Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
  • Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
  • Guelph – Erin – Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
  • Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County
  • Brantford – County of Brant
  • Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County
  • Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk
  • Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand
  • Rodney – Shedden – Western Elgin County
  • Thomas – Aylmer – Eastern Elgin County
  • Goderich – Bluewater – Southern Huron County
  • Listowel – Milverton – Northern Perth County
  • Stratford – Mitchell – Southern Perth County
  • Wingham – Blyth – Northern Huron County
  • London – Parkhill – Eastern Middlesex County
  • Strathroy – Komoka – Western Middlesex County
  • Sarnia – Petrolia – Western Lambton County
  • Watford – Pinery Park – Eastern Lambton County
  • Chatham-Kent – Rondeau Park
  • Windsor – Leamington – Essex County

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and heavy rain.  Thunderstorms are expected to move eastward across the regions this morning. Some of these storms may become severe and warnings may be issued. The primary threats are heavy rain and wind gusts of 90 kilometres per hour. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Hail is also possible. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

Photo Credit: Environment Canada

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