Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Kenora, Grassy Narrows, White Dog, Sioux Narrows, Nestor Falls and Morson.

Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that may be capable of producing hail and locally heavy rain early this morning.

Locally heavy downpours and nickel size hail.

Early this morning.

A line of strong thunderstorms is expected to move into the region early this morning. Locally heavy downpours and large hail are the main threats with these thunderstorm.

Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Heavy downpours can 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.