Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

Tuesday June 29th, 2021

Posted at 2:25pm

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

They say thunderstorms over Michigan are moving east towards the area this afternoon and into the evening. The main hazards are wind gusts near 90 km/h and heavy rain with amounts near 50 mm.

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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