Severe Thunderstorm Watch And Warning Sunday March 29th

Environment Canada has upgraded some areas from a Watch to a Warning as they are tracking severe storms moving through certain areas.

At 1:15 PM EST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area line of severe thunderstorm. This area of severe thunderstorms is located near Fisherville, moving northeast at 60 km/h.

Locations impacted include:
Cayuga, Stoney Creek, Dunnville, Smithville, Lincoln, Selkirk Provincial Park, Binbrook, James N. Allan Provincial Park, Grimsby and Beamsville.

These thunderstorms are capable of producing very strong wind gusts up to 100 km/h, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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.

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

If you see dark clouds coming in, they may come quickly with such high winds, have caution and be safe.

Other areas remain under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch as per the following.

There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for Hamilton, Grimsby, St. Catherines, the Niagara region, as well as Dunnville, Caledonia, and Haldimand County. It’s due to a weather system making it’s way through Southern Ontario bringing heavy rain to some of the northern areas, but for these regions the following statement has been issued:

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts up to 90 km/h and large hail up to 2 cm.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Locally heavy rain is also possible.

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.

This system is passing through this afternoon, Sunday March 29th, and so it is for the remainder of Today that you should keep a weather eye.

Information from Environment Canada.

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