Severe Thunderstorm watch issued for Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Oxford, London, Ancaster, and Hamilton. Conditions are favourable for storms and severe storms with damahing wind and hail.
Severe thunderstorm warning for Brantford, County of Brant, Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Oxford County issued.
At 5:50 PM EDT, radar shows a line of thunderstorms extending from Collingwood to just north of London. Other storms are over western Lake Erie. A few of these storms could produce damaging winds.
Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.
Strong wind gusts and hail can damage property and cause injuries. Local downpours can cause flash floods.
Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights. Avoid areas of the building that could be affected by falling debris such as tree limbs. Stay on the lower floor of your home or building and if the storm is particularly severe go to the basement.
Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away.
Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.
The first severe thunderstorm watch for Southern Ontario is here in March, as a rather intense line of thunderstorms comes into the area from Michigan tonight. Windsor, Essex, Sarnia, Lambton and Chatham – Kent are all under the first severe thunderstorm watch of the year. A Tornado watch has been issued for parts of Michigan as well as a tornado warning.
Some cool pictures this morning as a thunderstorm approached Delhi. Note the really thick cloud wall, Kinda like watching the SkyDome Rogers Centre close at a Blue Jays Game.