Severe thunderstorms possible

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This from Environment Canada:
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Chatham-Kent – Rondeau Park
  • Windsor – Leamington – Essex County

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Severe thunderstorms may move in from Michigan and Northwest Ohio early this evening.

The main threats include damaging wind gusts to 110 km/h which may cause power outages. Torrential downpours are likely, and hail is possible.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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