Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for most of Kawarthas region for Friday afternoon

Strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain possible

Severe thunderstorm

It’s that time of year again.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of the greater Kawarthas region, except for Northumberland.

Conditions are favourable on Friday afternoon (May 29) for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain.

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Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.

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.