Severe thunderstorm watch upgraded to warning for York Region

14 June, 2018, 05:35 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop as a cold front moves through on Wednesday afternoon

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop throughout the afternoon as a cold front moves through the region.

Western New York was placed under a severe thunderstorm watch by the Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service just after 4 p.m.

The greatest threats from these storms will be heavy rain, gusty wind over 50 miles per hour and large hail. A warning means severe weather is imminent or occurring.


Environment Canada had severe thunderstorms in place for most of southern Ontario through the afternoon as it tracked the continuing series of storms. The powerful winds are capable of snapping trees, bringing down hydro lines, tossing around loose objects, and damaging weak buildings.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that residents take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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