Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and Halton

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Published July 6, 2021 at 3:41 am

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Environment Canada says Mississauga, Brampton and much of Halton Region could be hit by severe thunderstorms overnight.

The federal weather agency said at 11:14 p.m. on Monday night (July 5) that the area has conditions that are favorable for thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.

The advisory also pertains to Burlington, Caledon, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. 

A warning was also issued for Hamilton around 11:37 p.m.

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

Last week, there were rainstorms that moved through the region with sufficient ferocity to cause either flooding or power outages in Burlington, Hamilton and Mississauga. 

A heat warning also remains in effect for Misissauga, Brampton and Halton. The overnight low is forecast to fall to only 21 to 25 C, providing little relief from the heat. Maximum daytime temperatures from 31 to 34 C are expected with humidex values near 40. 

However, a cold front is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms Tuesday evening, bringing an end to the high heat and humidity.

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