Severe Weather Alert issued for ‘down-the-line’.

weather map. Oct. 3, 2018 8:00 pm

8:00 pm. October 3, 2018

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and large hail.

Areas of thunderstorms are expected to move eastward across the region late this evening. Damaging wind gusts and large hail may be associated with some of these storms.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road.

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.

Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

Rain will continue into the overnight hours. Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are expected with the heaviest rain falling this evening. Thunderstorms are also possible which would contribute to total rainfall amounts in excess of 50 mm.

This rain is the result of a developing low pressure system that is rapidly intensifying as it tracks over Northern Ontario.

Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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