A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for northwestern Ontario. Severe thunderstorms, strong winds and large hail can be expected today and tonight.

Environment Canada reminds residents to stay safe and take cover if threatening weather approaches. Large hail can damage property and cause injuries, and lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.

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.