WEATHER UPDATE: Tornado Alert Ended, Severe Weather Watch Still In Place

Environment Canada is advising Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent prepare for severe weather.

A Tornado Watch has ended, however a Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains for both areas.

A Tornado Warning had also been issued for Western Lake Erie. The alert has now been shifted to a Squall Warning as strong winds of up to 80 km/h continue along with heavy rain and frequent lightning.

While tornado and funnel cloud sightings have been spotted, Environment Canada has not been able to confirm if any tornadoes touched down either in Windsor-Essex or Chatham-Kent as of yet. Meteorologists are investigating.

The severe weather alerts still in place show conditions remain favourable for thunderstorms to produce tornadoes throughout the region.

Environment Canada advises residents to seek cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. The storms can produce strong winds and hail.


A storm moving through Windsor-Essex brings hail to Amherstburg on August 11, 2017. (Photo courtesy Tom Delmore)


Funnel clouds are spotted near Leamington on August 11, 2017. (Photo courtesy David Epp)