2 severe weather warnings bringing rain and hail issued for Ontario


Published June 22, 2024 at 6:00 pm

2 severe weather warnings in effect for southern Ontario.

Some very stormy weather is headed to southern Ontario this afternoon and evening (June 22.)

After a week of sunny, hot, and humid weather, your weekend outdoor plans may need to change as conditions are expected to take a turn.

Environment Canada issued two weather advisories today, warning of slow-moving showers and thunderstorms.
The following areas are impacted:
  • Mississauga
  • Brampton
  • Halton Hills
  • Milton
  • Caledon

Local rainfall amounts of up to 50 mm are possible in the next few hours. Heavy downpours can lead to flash floods and water pooling on roads with localized flooding in low-lying areas.

In addition, conditions are favourable for severe thunderstorms capable of producing wind gusts up to 90 km/h, torrential downpours and a risk of tornadoes, particularly west of the Golden Horseshoe and south of Georgian Bay.

“The storms are expected to continue into the evening with additional thunderstorms moving in from Lower Michigan,” Environment Canada notes on its website.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches, and overturn large vehicles.

Severe thunderstorms can also produce hail.

Lightning poses a significant danger, and residents are reminded, “When thunder roars, go indoors!”

Emergency Management Ontario recommends taking cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Residents are urged to continue monitoring alerts and forecasts from Environment Canada.

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