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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Greater Sudbury

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Sep 05, 2014 - 11:54 AM |
A storm "capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and torrential rain," is possible in Greater Sudbury, Environment Canada said Friday. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

A storm "capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and torrential rain," is possible in Greater Sudbury, Environment Canada said Friday. Photo by Darren MacDonald.

Wind gusts, heavy rain and even hail are possible, Environment Canada says

Conditions will be favourable this afternoon and early this evening in Greater Sudbury for severe thunderstorms, Environment Canada said in a release late Friday morning.

A storm "capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and torrential rain," is possible, the release said. "Isolated tornadoes are also a risk. Be prepared for severe weather.

Residents are advised to take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

"Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors. Emergency Management Ontario recommends that you take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches."

For more information, got to www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.

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