The Barry’s Bay area is under a sever thunderstorm watch due to conditions becoming favourable for dangerous thunderstorms.

Environment Canada warns of winds up to 100 km/h, large hail and heavy rain.

These thunderstorms are expected to begin this afternoon and pass through the area this evening.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends you take immediate cover if threatening weather approaches. Strong winds can damage, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road.