Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Kingston and area

Update (Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 at 3:45 p.m.):
The severe thunderstorm warning for the Kingston area has now been lifted.

Original article:
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Kingston and the area as of 2:32 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.

A storm closes in on Kingston in the summer of 2021. Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

In effect for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas, the warning advises that people in or near these areas “should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary precautions.”

“Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain,” the warning states.

“This severe thunderstorm is located 7 kilometres southwest of Trenton, moving east at 45 km/h.”

Environment Canada advises that this storm cell has the hazardous potential of wind gusts up to 90 km/h.

“A second severe thunderstorm is located 9 kilometres northeast of Demorestville, moving east at 45 km/h,” the statement continues.

That storm has the hazardous potential of wind gusts up to 90 km/h, as well, the national weather agency notes.

“Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles,” the statement concludes.

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

This is a developing weather situation. Kingstonist will continue to monitor the potential storms and provide updates if/when more information becomes available.

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