Tornado possible as thunderstorm warning hits Mississauga, Brampton and Milton


Published August 3, 2022 at 6:28 pm

Time for Peel and Halton Region residents to batten down the hatched as Environment Canada expects severe thunderstorms to strike Brampton, Milton and Mississauga.

A line of thunderstorms is tracking across Southern Ontario this evening around 9pm, August 3, expected to sweep across the shore of Lake Ontario. Environment Canada expects some of these storms to grow severe with “strong winds, large hail and heavy rain.”

According to Environment Canada, tornadoes also can not be ruled out.

They warn residents that large hail can cause significant damage to property and injury to those caught out in it. Environment Canada warns residents to seek shelter as a result.

Winds may reach 90 km/h, nickel-sized hail may fall and up to 55 mm of rain may cause flooding, meteorologists warn.

“Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Stay indoors when a thunderstorm strikes. There isn’t a place outside that is safe during a thunderstorm.”

Caledon, Milton and Halton Hills are also at with a storm coming through as of this writing at 70 km/h. “The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches,” Environment Canada continued.

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