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Thunderstorms may bring tornadoes to the area: Environment Canada

Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail, and possible tornadoes
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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for:
   Timmins - Cochrane - Iroquois Falls, Ont. (049520)

Current details:
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.

Hail up to toonie size
Wind gusts up to 90 km/h
Risk of tornadoes

This afternoon and early this evening

Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon. The risk of severe thunderstorms will be predominantly east of the Highway 11 corridor. The primary hazards will be hail up to toonie size and gusty winds. While the probability is rather low, a brief tornado cannot be completely ruled out. Thunderstorm activity should diminish or move out this evening.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. 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!

Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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