The storm has passed. The severe thunderstorm watch is over

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Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Ignace, English River, Savant Lake, Sturgeon Lake, Sioux Lookout, Eastern Lac Seul and the surrounding communities.

Environment Canada says scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and this evening. There is uncertainty as to how widespread these storms will be.

The agency adds that strong, isolated thunderstorms that are capable of producing damaging wind gusts of 100 to 120 km/h and nickel to ping pong-sized hail could develop in the region.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road.

Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.