It looks like more stormy weather is coming our way. Environment Canada started Wednesday with a special weather statement saying thunderstorms are likely. Now it’s issued a Tornado Watch for the region.
12:10 PM EDT Wednesday 20 July 2022
Tornado watch in effect for:
- Sarnia – Petrolia – Western Lambton County
- Watford – Pinery Park – Eastern Lambton County
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Strong winds and large hail are also possible.
A few tornadoes, including the possibility of strong tornadoes.
Damaging wind gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.
Nickel to toonie size hail.
This afternoon and evening.
Thunderstorms that develop over eastern Michigan are expected to affect the area beginning this afternoon. A few tornadoes are possible, some of which may be strong. The greatest probability of tornadoes will be mid to late afternoon.
Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.
In the event of a tornado, or if a tornado warning is issued for your area, it is recommended you take the following actions: Go indoors to a room on the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows, such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or interior closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelter, and move to a strong building if you can. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.