Thunderstorm watch for Hamilton: Wind, rain and hail

Expect a blustery start to Saturday

Expect a blustery start to Saturday

Wind gusts up to 100 km/h will be possible.

A high of 29°C is expected this afternoon in Toronto with a humidex value of 37°C. Huron-Perth is under a wind warning.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Region of Waterloo and Wellington County for Friday.

The wind is strong enough to damage roof shingles and windows.

Kalpana Lajmi passes away aged 64; filmmaker battled year-long kidney ailment
Her mother had earlier revealed that Lajmi had lost one of her kidneys in surgery, and the other was infected. Her brother, Dev Lajmi confirmed the news of her death. "OM Shanti", tweeted actor Vivek Agnihotri.

Environment Canada said "strong winds" are expected to develop this afternoon and early evening, with higher wind gusts likely in thunderstorms. These strong winds are the result of a cold front that will move through the area late in the afternoon or early in the evening. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Debris and loose objects could be sent airborne by the gusts, the agency warned.

More showers or thunderstorms end in the evening as southwesterly winds at 40 km/h gusting to 70 switch to a northwesterly breeze at 20 km/h after midnight. "Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes". Winds will then diminish overnight. Be prepared for severe weather.

The most blustery gales will happen in thunderstorms as a cold front tracks over Southwestern Ontario, the national weather agency says. "Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!"

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