Thunder Bay – 10:00AM EDT – Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Thunder Storm Warning

THUNDER BAY – Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for: TheCity of Thunder Bay.

Clusters of thunderstorms tracking across Northwestern Ontario have the potential to become severe this morning. Intense lightning and torrential downpours are likely with some of the thunderstorms. 2 cm hail and wind gusts to 90 km/h are also possible.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. 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.

Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.