WC under severe thunderstorm watch

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – Environment and Climate Change Canada says severe thunderstorms are possible today (July 28) including golf ball size hail and 30 to 50 millimetres of rain.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain,” Environment Canada released in a statement. “Up to golf ball size hail. Wind gusts up to 90 kilometres per hour. Heavy rainfall with local amounts of 30 to 50 mm.”

Environment Canada says the nasty weather is possible this afternoon and evening.

“Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon with the passage of a cold front,” Environment Canada said. “Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. Emergency Management Ontario recommends you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.”

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.

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