Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Brockville

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Brockville is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch by Environment Canada.

Meteorologists say scattered showers could begin this morning but the storm is really forecasted this afternoon and continue into this evening. 

"These thunderstorms may be capable of producing very strong wind gusts of 100 km/h, heavy downpours and hail," reads the warning. "Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads."

On Wednesday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a Heat Warning. Temperatures in the low thirties are expected this afternoon, with humidex values in the upper thirties.