Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Windsor-Essex

Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

Posted at 1:23pm

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Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Windsor and Essex County.

They say thunderstorms are forecast to develop late this afternoon or early this evening. The main concern with these thunderstorms will be heavy rainfall accumulations of 50 mm per hour and strong wind gusts to 90 km/h.

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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