Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Kawarthas region Wednesday afternoon and evening

Strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain expected, with possibility of a tornado

Severe thunderstorm

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the greater Kawarthas region for Wednesday (May 22).

The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Peterborough County, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, and Hastings Highlands.

Thunderstorms will develop along a cold front that will move through the province Wednesday afternoon and evening.

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The thunderstorms may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain. There is also the possibility of a tornado.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees, and overturn large vehicles. Water-related activities may be unsafe due to violent and sudden gusts of wind over bodies of water.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury, and heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.