ENDED – Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for southern Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes late Friday afternoon

Total rainfall amounts could be in excess of 50 mm

Severe thunderstorm

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Peterborough County and southern Kawartha Lakes for late Friday afternoon (August 19).

Slow-moving thunderstorms producing torrential rains are moving over the area and will continue until early Friday evening.

Total rainfall amounts could be in excess of 50 mm.

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Locations impacted include Peterborough, Omemee, Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park, Bethel, Fairmount, Little Lake, Guerin, Cameron, Cottesloe, and Rotten Lake.

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 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.