Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of the greater Kawarthas region for Thursday afternoon (July 1).
The watch is in effect for Peterborough County, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, Hastings County, and Haliburton County.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing large hail and locally heavy downpours on Thursday afternoon.
Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!
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, and torrential rainfall.
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.