Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Windsor Essex

Tuesday September 7th, 2021

Posted at 1:12pm

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

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon through this evening.

They say the strongest of these thunderstorms will be capable of producing strong wind gusts up to 110 km/h, large hail up to 2 cm in diameter and locally heavy rainfall.

There is also the risk of a tornado.

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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