Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Monday afternoon (July 5) for most of the greater Kawarthas including Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Hastings County.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail on Monday afternoon.
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!
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 story has been updated to reflect the severe thunderstorm watch now includes all of Kawartha Lakes as well as all of Peterborough County.