Tornado watches issued across Southern Ontario, including cottage country

Aug 4 2017, 6:58 pm

Yesterday, The Weather Network was warning of the possibility for an isolated tornado in cottage country, and now Environment Canada seems to have backed that possibility up.

A tornado watch has currently been issued for 10 separate counties across Southern Ontario:

  • Bancroft – Bon Echo Park
  • Barrie – Orillia – Midland
  • Belleville – Quinte – Northumberland
  • Dufferin – Innisfil
  • Haliburton
  • Kingston – Prince Edward
  • Parry Sound – Muskoka
  • Peterborough – Kawartha Lakes
  • Stirling – Tweed – South Frontenac
  • York – Durham

A ‘watch’ is the first step in Environment Canada’s public weather alert system, after which comes a ‘warning’.

tornado watch

Environment Canada

Meanwhile, the severe thunderstorm watch issued for Toronto this morning is still in effect as of 2:25 pm.

Be careful if you’re travelling for the long weekend.