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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Guelph, Waterloo Region

Lighting from a severe overnight thunderstorm in Edmonton, Alta. on  Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Lighting from a severe overnight thunderstorm in Edmonton, Alta. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Courtesy: Heather Elless

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm for Guelph, Waterloo Region and Wellington County.

The agency says that the area could see the inclement weather develop later this afternoon and into this evening.

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The area could see wind gusts of up to 110 km/h, torrential downpours and hail.

Environment Canada warns that the heavy winds are capable of damaging buildings, downing trees and blowing large vehicles off the road.

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It also says that heavy rainfall could also cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

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The agency asks residents to remember to take cover if they hear thunder or see lightning.

“Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”