Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

James Marshall
July 16, 2018

Environment Canada is expecting the storms will diminish and pass through by this evening, but not before ushering in some potentially risky weather.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for London-Middlesex, Chatham-Kent, Leamington, and Windsor-Essex.

The risk of severe thunderstorms is associated with a cold front moving from west to east over northeastern Ontario today.

The agency is advising the public that fast-moving water across roads can sweep vehicles away and large hail can damage property and cause injury.

Environment Canada released a statement warning of a severe thunderstorm watch Monday morning.

Forecasters say the storm might bring strong wind gusts, heavy rainfall, and a possibility of hail. Sometimes severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes, the agency said.

The City of Toronto also issued its own warning over the weekend following prolonged heat and humidity.

Toronto will likely see a high of 31 C Monday with humidex values approaching 40.

Overnight temperatures of at least 14 C are also expected. Environment Canada is calling for clear, sunny skies on Tuesday and Wednesday with a high of 28 C and 25 C, respectively.

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