Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

The risk of severe storms is smaller closer to the coast

The risk of severe storms is smaller closer to the coast

More thunderstorms are headed toward parts of the Greater Toronto Area on Wednesday afternoon.

Do you know the difference a National Weather Service "Severe Thunderstorm Watch" and as "Severe Thunderstorm Warning?"

The risk of severe weather should start at about 10 p.m. and be over by about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The best chance for stronger thunderstorms will be in the afternoon and into the early evening, Gardner said.

National Grid reported almost 650 customers in Horicon, Chester, Schroon and North Hudson who lost power as of late afternoon, with restoration expected by early evening. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for development of severe thunderstorms. "Winds can be around 60 to 70 km/h in terms of the peak gusts", says Yu.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued Wednesday for parts of in MA and New Hampshire. But the storm threat doesn't include a high risk for tornadoes.

Aside from the storms, the GTA will see a high of 21 C Wednesday.

"The main threats with these storms are hail and strong wind gusts", reads the statement from Environment Canada.

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