Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto

Oct 1 2019, 8:12 am

According to the weather agency, severe thunderstorms with locally damaging wind gusts are possible this afternoon and early evening.

Environment Canada says scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop ahead of a cold front in areas near Lake Huron and Georgian Bay by early afternoon.

These storms are then expected to track southeastward across southern Ontario during the afternoon and early evening hours.

However, the storms will likely move through the GTA by later this afternoon.

Environment Canada

Environment Canada says damaging wind gusts may be associated with some of these storms as well as torrential downpours, frequent lightning, and hail.

There will also be the risk of an isolated tornado, according to the weather agency.

“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,” said Environment Canada in a statement.

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