THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Our community is called Thunder Bay for a reason. Warm air and Lake Superior often combine for thunderstorms. For July 4.2019 Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the City of Thunder Bay.
1:02 PM EDT Thursday 04 July 2019
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and will continue into this evening. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe.
Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 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.