Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Guelph

Bessie Dean
May 5, 2018

Meanwhile, Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm warning, in addition to the wind warning, saying the incoming storm can be unsafe.

While severe thunderstorms were not expected in that part of the province, Environment Canada said the cold front would bring gusts of 90 to 100 km/h.

Motorists are reminded to use caution while driving. Environment Canada expects a mix of sound and cloud, with a 40 percent chance of showers, a high of 16 degrees, and a low of zero.

Currently, winds are from the southwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour, contributing to our summer-like warm-up. Winds are expected to fluctuate between moderate and strong, from 20 km/h up to as much as 70 km/h. Travel could be hard, wind could bring down tree limbs and isolated power outages are possible.

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Downed trees and scattered power outages are also a possibility as the winds gust through the region.

Residents are advised to secure loose items on their property such as trash cans and yard toys that could be blown into a road and cause an accident.

Winds were expected to diminish Friday night as conditions cleared.

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