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Friday July 29th, 2016

Posted at 12:06pm

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Environment Canada says conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

Very slow moving thunderstorms will be an issue to deal with again this afternoon into this evening. There is potential for some of them to become severe with torrential downpours giving 50 mm of rain in an hour or less being the main threat. Frequent lightning and wind gusts to 90 km/h are also possible.

All about watches and warnings:

A severe thunderstorm watch is issued when conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms with Wind gusts of 90 km/h or greater, hail of 2 cm or larger in diameter, and/or heavy rainfall.

A severe thunderstorm warning is issued when there is evidence based on radar, satellite pictures, or from a reliable spotter that a storm is imminent or occurring with wind gusts of 90 km/h or greater, hail of 2 cm or larger in diameter, and/or heavy rainfall.

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