Tornado watch ended for Ottawa and eastern Ontario
A tornado watch has been issued for Ottawa and parts of eastern Ontario. (FILE)
Published Sunday, June 18, 2017 11:33AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, June 18, 2017 7:28PM EDT
A tornado watch has ended for Ottawa and eastern Ontario.
Areas included in the watch were Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Renfrew, Prescott and Russell, Barry's Bay, Smiths Falls and Perth.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect.
According to Environment Canada, several thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and early evening. Strong wind, hail, and torrential downpours with 50 mm of rain are possible.
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends taking cover if threatening or dangerous weather approaches.
More information on how to stay safe during weather events is available here.