Thunderstorm watch in effect for Peterborough County and Kawartha Lakes

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Peterborough County and Kawartha Lakes Regions.

Thunderstorms are expected to progress northeastward through this afternoon. The main hazard will be strong wind gusts, though hail up to nickel size is possible with the strongest storms. A tornado cannot be ruled out, especially over eastern Ontario.

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. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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