Severe thunderstorm warning in effect

Photo by Brandon Morgan.

At 3:56 p.m. on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

This severe thunderstorm is near Kepler, moving southeast at 35 km/h. Wind gusts of 90 km/h and hail are possible.

Locations impacted include:
Kingston, Kepler, Fairmount, Marysville, Wolfe Island, Cedar Lake, Milburn and Washburn.

“Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes,” Environment Canada said in the warning.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing 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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