Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Tuesday August 24th, 2021

Posted at 8:03pm

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

They say a line of thunderstorms is moving into the region from the west.

These thunderstorms are capable of producing strong wind gusts up to 90 km/h, small hail and locally heavy rainfall.

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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