Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Nick Seebruch
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Thunderstorms in the forecast for Cornwall.

CORNWALL, Ontario – Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Cornwall and the surrounding area.

“At 7:06 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain,” the warning reads. “The line of thunderstorms is moving eastward 70 km/h, and will approach Morrisburg by 7:30 PM. Total rainfall amounts of 50 mm are expected in thunderstorms. Wind gusts up to 100 km/h are possible.”

“Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles,” the statement continues. “Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”

This is on top of a Rainfall Warning that is in effect for the area. As much has 50 mm could fall before tapering off later tonight and there is the possibility of flash flooding.

“Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall,” says Environment Canada on their website.

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