Hamilton is under a severe thunderstorm watch

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Published July 15, 2021 at 9:19 pm

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Hamilton could see severe thunderstorms on Thursday evening (July 15), Canada’s weather agency says.

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the city which has the potential to bring damaging wind gusts over 100 kilometres per hour, large hail and heavy downpours.

“Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles,” the agency said in its alert.

Environment Canada also warned of driving hazards caused by the weather system.

A cold front is sweeping east across southern Ontario, with the thunderstorms developing along the front.

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