TORONTO – Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the several communities across southern Ontario, including Toronto.
At 4:36 p.m. a severe thunderstorm warning was issue for Windsor, Leamington, Essex County, Chatham-Kent, Rondeau Park, Sarnia, Petrolia and Western Lambton County as thunderstorms were approaching from Michigan.
A thunderstorm warning was also issued at 5:23 p.m. for Apsley, Woodview, Northern Peterborough County, Fenelon Falls, Balsam Lake Park, Northern Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay and Southern Kawartha Lakes.
A watch is in place for the following areas:
A cold front will make its way into the region later Tuesday. As it moves into the area, it will meet with the hot and humid weather that has finally descended across southern Ontario, creating instability in the atmosphere.
The result will be isolated thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon into the early evening, some of which could become severe.
The main threat will be strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Once the storms roll through, temperatures will drop to the low 20s for the remainder of the week.
Remember to keep an eye on the sky. If threatening weather approaches, seek shelter. As well, keep away from flooding roads: it’s often difficult to ascertain just how deep the water is and it can pose a danger.
A watch is issued when conditions are favourable for severe weather. A warning is when hazardous weather is imminent or occurring.
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