Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Monday August 29th, 2022

Posted at 4:26pm

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A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the area.

Environment Canada says that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.

A line of thunderstorms approaching from Michigan will move in early this evening. Thunderstorms are expected to gradually weaken as the line moves eastward through the evening.

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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