Environment Canada has expired its severe thunderstorm warning for the Sault and Area, a heat warning is still in effect and scattered thunderstorms are still likely over the district through this evening.
Let’s just say the conditions are perfect for development of thunderstorms, and some of the storms could be severe.
Environment Canada has issued a Thunderstorm watch for the area starting this morning and lasting through most of the day today.
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.
Isolated thunderstorms are expected to affect North of Superior and portions of Northeastern Ontario today. Some of these thunderstorms may produce locally damaging wind gusts and large hail.
Large hail can damage property and cause injury. 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.
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.