ENDED – Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Kawarthas region for Wednesday

Heavy rain and damaging wind gusts possible in afternoon and early evening

Severe thunderstorm

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Wednesday (September 2) for the greater Kawarthas region, including the City of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough, Northumberland, and Hastings counties.

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

Severe thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon or early evening, with wind gusts near 90 kilometres per hour moving west to east through the region.

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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.

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