Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto

May 30 2017, 4:40 pm

There’s a possibility of thunderstorms and hail in Toronto, according to Environment Canada.

They issued a ‘severe thunderstorm watch‘ for the city on Tuesday morning, saying that conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.

Currently, temperatures in Toronto are resting at 22°C, and Environment Canada forecasts that scattered thunderstorms will develop and move eastward across parts of the regions this afternoon.

Environment Canada

Some of these storms may contain wind gusts of 90 km/h, hail of 2 cm, torrential downpours and frequent lightning.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued by Environment Canada 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 reminds residents that they recommend that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

As for the rain, it’s expected to continue for the next few days before clearing up for the weekend.

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