Hamilton, Burlington getting heavy rain amid severe thunderstorm watch

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Published August 26, 2021 at 7:12 pm

A storm system is moving into the Hamilton and Halton areas. (Pexels)

A cluster of severe thunderstorms has raised risks of localized flooding, nickel-size hail and wind gusts of up 90 kilometres per hour in Hamilton.

This storm system is located from Woodstock to Hamilton. Radar suggests some areas have seen in excess of 60 millimetres of rain as of 6:45 p.m.. on Thursday (Aug. 26).

Hamilton was hardly unspared, as videos shared to social media illustrated.

The storm could affect Hamilton, Burlington, Ancaster, Dundas, Waterdown, Stoney Creek, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Grimsby and Beamsville.

UPDATE: The severe thunderstorm watch was lifted at 8:38 p.m.

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