A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by Environment Canada for the Kenora, Nestor Falls, Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Ignace, and English River. 

Environment Canada is saying that the current weather conditions are favourable for the development of a severe thunderstorm, that could cause strong winds gusts, and large hail. 

The large hail could cause property damage and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. 

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. 

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, or torrential rainfall. 

This thunderstorm watch comes after the weather agency issued a Rainfall Warning for the area, as 20-30 mm of rain is expected to fall in the region by Monday evening (May 9, 2022).