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Severe thunderstorm warning ended, thunderstorm watch remains in effect

Photo by Liv Bruce.

The severe thunderstorm warning issued for Kingston and the area has ended.

Environment Canada ended the warning just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019. The severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the Kingston, Frontenac Islands, Odessa, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain,” Environment Canada said as of 4:30 p.m.

“Thunderstorms will continue to affect the region into this evening. The main threats are wind gusts up to 100 km/h and 2 cm hail. There is also the threat of an isolated tornado.”

The national weather agency advises that strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued by Environment Canada when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

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

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