-- UPDATE --

The severe thunderstorm watch for Kenora, Grassy Narrows, Whitedog, and the surrounding communities has been upgraded to a warning.

A few isolated thunderstorms northwest of Kenora will track eastward through the region late this afternoon and approach severe thunderstorm limits due to damaging hail and gusty winds up to 90 km/h.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Large hail can damage property and cause injury.

TornadoPhoto of a tornado touching down in the Wabaseemoong area courtesy of Randy Land / Hugh Ross / Facebook. 


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

The agency says conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain.

A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to move across the region early this afternoon tracking from west to east. There is a chance some of the wind gusts with these storms could be near 100 kilometres per hour.

Following these thunderstorms there is potential for more severe thunderstorms later this afternoon.