Weather – Thunder Bay – Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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2:24 PM EDT Sunday 08 July 2018
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

Environment Canada reports that conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms will develop this afternoon. There have been storms and rainfall across the city for the past several hours.

The weather service says that “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. 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.