Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the greater Kawarthas region for Monday afternoon (September 19).
The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for all of Peterborough County, the City of Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts up to 90 km/h, large hail 2 to 3 cm in diameter, and locally heavy rainfall.
These thunderstorms can be expected 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.
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.