THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – It wouldn’t be a long weekend without the potential for rain or thunderstorms. Environment Canada says, “A line of thunderstorms is expected to develop this afternoon ahead of a cold front moving across northern Ontario. The main threats with these storms will be wind gusts up to 100 km/h and hail up to ping pong ball size. A tornado cannot be ruled out at this point.”
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
- Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
- Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Strong wind gusts up to 100 km/h.
Nickel to ping pong ball size hail.
Locally heavy downpours.
A tornado is possible.
Timing: Developing this afternoon through the evening.