Thunderstorm watch

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This from Environment Canada as of 2:25 p.m. Tuesday:

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 strong wind gusts and torrential rain.

Hazards:
Wind gusts near 90 km/h.
Heavy rain with amounts near 50 mm.

Timing:
Late this afternoon and into this evening.

Thunderstorms over Michigan are moving east towards the area. Thunderstorm activity should move east of the area and weaken late this evening and overnight.

Fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Hail is also possible. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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.

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