The storm has passed.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Kenora, Grassy Narrows, Whitedog, Sioux Narrows, Nestor Falls, Morson, Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Ignace, English River, Sioux Lookout, Eastern Lac Seul and the surrounding communities.

Conditions are favourable for the development of scattered strong thunderstorms later this afternoon and early this evening. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe with wind gusts up to 100 km/h, locally heavy downpours, and hail size of 2 to 3 cm.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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, torrential rainfall.

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