Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • Barry’s Bay – Killaloe
  • Petawawa – Pembroke – Cobden

At 4:44 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

Clusters of thunderstorms will move eastward through the region this afternoon giving local wind gusts of 90 kilometres per hour and hail 2 centimeres in diameter. A couple of thunderstorms will move through Petawawa over the next hour.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.

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

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html.