Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto

Jul 19 2019, 2:50 pm

With a heat warning already in effect for the City of Toronto, Environment Canada has also just issued a severe thunderstorm watch for this afternoon and evening.

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According to the weather agency:

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.

Earlier this week, an intense downfall left parts of the city flooded, with dramatic photos of cars having to be pulled from submerged off-ramps on highway 401.

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