ENDED – Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes Tuesday night

Locally heavy rainfall amounts of 50 mm within one hour are possible

A thunderstorm over Bobcaygeon in Kawartha Lakes in May 2022. (Photo: Jay Callaghan / CalTek Design)
A thunderstorm over Bobcaygeon in Kawartha Lakes in May 2022. (Photo: Jay Callaghan / CalTek Design)

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Peterborough County and southern Kawartha Lakes for Tuesday night (August 16).

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain. This quasi-stationary cluster of severe thunderstorms is located from Lake Scugog to Fairmount.

Impacted locations include Lake Scugog, Nestleton, Scugog Point, Bethany, Tapley, and Millbrook. Locally heavy rainfall amounts of 50 mm within one hour are possible.

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Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm warnings when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, or torrential rainfall.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!