THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – UPDATED – A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect across parts of Northwestern Ontario.
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:
- Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
- Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
- Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions.
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- Dryden – Vermilion Bay
- Ignace – English River
- Red Lake – Ear Falls
- Fort Frances – Rainy River
- Pickle Lake – Savant Lake
- Atikokan – Upsala – Quetico
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.
A cold front sweeping east across the region will generate thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. There is potential for some of the thunderstorms to become severe. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats. Frequent lightning is likely. There is also a lesser threat of an isolated tornado.
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. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.