Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for large part of southern Ontario

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for a large portion of southern Ontario including the city of Toronto and GTA.

The watch stretches all the way from Windsor to Peterborough.

The agency says conditions re favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop near the shores of lake huron and georgian bay this afternoon and move southeastwards.

Environment Canada says severe thunderstorm watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall