Environment Canada has just issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Kawarthas for Thursday (August 8).
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain.
Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.
Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watches 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.
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.