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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for London area, 100 km/h winds expected

14 June 2018

Much of southwestern Ontario could be in for some wild weather Wednesday afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

If a severe thunder warning is issued for your area, seek shelter immediately, and stay away from windows and electrical appliances until the storm has passed.

A warm, moisture-laden airmass ahead of a cold front will provide the fuel for today's storms, forecasters said.

Damaging wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected.

"Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles", Environment Canada's weather advisory reads.

The greatest threats from these storms will be heavy rain, gusty wind over 50 miles per hour and large hail.

The stormy weather will be short lived, as the forecast calls for sunshine to return Thursday.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for London area, 100 km/h winds expected