Severe Thunderstorm Watch Currently in Effect for Halton
Some stormy weather is in the forecast for today (Sunday, July 28), according to a recent statement from Environment Canada.
“A weak cold front slowly moving in from the north may trigger severe thunderstorms with torrential downpours and local rainfall amounts of 50 mm in an hour or less and wind gusts to 90 km/h this afternoon into this evening,” the statement reads.
Residents are advised to be cautious, as strong wind gusts are able to toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, and sometimes overturn large vehicles. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.
“Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!” Environment Canada warns.
We’ll update with further weather statements as they come.