A powerful low pressure system that is moving through parts of south western Ontario, has prompted officials at Environment Canada to issue a severe thunderstorm watch.
The storm will affect areas stretching from Goderich to London and will subsequently move south towards Windsor.
“The watch has been issued because of a cold front slicing through eastern parts of Michigan,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “The system will most likely make its way to southern Ontario later on today.”
The storms will contain strong winds gusting up to 100 km/h, torrential downpour, dangerous lightning and small hail. They will be strengthening in intensity as they head into areas in southern Ontario.
It's important to be highly vigilant during such active conditions. Some things to watch out for include:
It is also possible for localized flooding to occur in such conditions.