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Thunderstorms could bring strong winds, damaging hail: Environment Canada

Severe weather threat will end later this evening
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WEATHER ALERTS
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
    •    Little Abitibi - Kesagami Lake
    •    Timmins - Cochrane - Iroquois Falls
    •    Fraserdale - Pledger Lake
    •    Kapuskasing - Hearst - Smooth Rock Falls

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and damaging hail.

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and damaging hail up to 3 centimetres in diameter.

The severe weather threat will end later this evening.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
    •    Temiskaming Shores - Temagami

Severe thunderstorms may develop early this evening. The severe thunderstorm threat will end near midnight. The main threats are wind gusting to 90 kilometres per hour and heavy downpours giving up to 50 millimetres of rain within an hour.

Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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Heat Warning in effect for:
    •    Little Abitibi - Kesagami Lake
    •    Timmins - Cochrane - Iroquois Falls

A period of hot weather is expected.

Daytime high temperatures in the low thirties will begin Wednesday. Overnight low temperatures near 18 degrees Celsius will provide little relief from the heat.

Please refer to your public forecast for further details on expected temperatures.

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high risk category.
Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

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