THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – There is a severe Thunderstorm watch in effect for parts of Northwestern Ontario.
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
Risk of a severe thunderstorm late this afternoon and this evening.
Isolated thunderstorms affecting the area may become severe late this afternoon before moving out this evening. The main threats are strong wind gusts to 90 km/h and 2 cm hail. Heavy rain is also possible.
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. 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.