Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Durham and Kawartha Lakes

A line of thunderstorms continues to track through south central Ontario this evening. This line has a history of producing damaging wind gusts, but should gradually weaken over the next couple hours.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. 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.