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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Kingston, Ont.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Guelph, Waterloo Region and Wellington County on Thursday afternoon. Getty Images

Residents in areas in and around Kingston, Ont., will be bracing for some inclement weather.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the following areas:

  • Kingston – Odessa – Frontenac Islands
  • Napanee – Consecon
  • Picton – Sandbanks Park

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The government agency says conditions are favourable for severe thunderstorms, capable of producing strong wind gusts and hail as large as a ping pong ball.

The storm is expected to pass through the late afternoon into the early evening hours Thursday.

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