Possible thunderstorms in the forecast for Niagara tonight

Published July 26, 2023 at 11:19 am

April 17 Weather: Showers and a risk of thunder in southern Ontario

While an ongoing heat warning issued by Environment Canada will remain in effect for all parts of the Niagara region until at least Friday (July 28), it also looks like residents could see some thunderstorms tonight.

According to The Weather Network, thunderstorms with wind gusts of up to 39 kilometres per hour could start this evening (July 26) and persist into tonight. 

The Weather Network also reports that thunderstorms with the ability to produce tornadoes are bearing down on southwestern and southern Ontario this evening.

Various weather reports indicate that a cluster of thunderstorms will intensify as it tracks toward southern Ontario this evening and that all severe summer weather hazards are possible.

“The threat includes a squall line with damaging winds, large hail, and one or two tornadoes, all of which are possible in southwestern regions of the province,” The Weather Network reports. 

“People will need to be weather-aware and heed all warnings.”

Environment Canada says residents should take precautions over the next few days because of the extreme heat anticipated throughout the region.

The weather agency says temperatures today are expected to reach 30 degrees Celsius. Thursday is expected to be humid, with humidex values in the upper thirties. Temperatures could hit 40 degrees on Friday.

Cooler temperatures are expected Saturday and areas near the lakes can expect to remain cooler than areas inland.

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