Severe storms are ready to slam Windsor & Essex County.
Environment Canada issued a Tornado watch this morning and are expecting major storms to hit the area at around 1pm:
Windsor – Leamington – Essex County
11:30 AM EDT Tuesday 26 October 2010
Tornado watch for
Windsor – Leamington – Essex County upgraded from Severe thunderstorm watch
Threat of tornadoes this afternoon.
This is an alert to the potential development of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.
Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches..Take immediate safety precautions.
A powerful and fast moving cold front may trigger a squall line of strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon as it races into Southwestern Ontario from the us midwest. Latest timing suggests the cold front will reach the Windsor area near 1 PM and Sarnia near 1.30 PM.
Damaging winds..Torrential downpours suddenly reducing visibility to near zero and intense lightning are possible in the thunderstorms.
There is also a risk of a tornado especially over Essex and Kent counties.
These will be fast moving storms that may show up suddenly with little advance notice.
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