Environment Canada issuing severe thunderstorm warning this evening (June 27)

WEST CARLETON – Environment Canada upgraded its severe thunderstorm watch in to a warning this evening (June 27).

“As of 9:28 p.m., Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts and up to nickel size hail,” Environment Canada released in a statement.

This line of severe thunderstorms is located from seven kilometres southwest of Beauchampville to six kilometres northwest of Aylmer, moving southeast at 45 km/h. 

Environment Canada expects Ottawa, Hull, Aylmer, Gloucester, Orléans, Vanier and Sarsfield could be impacted by the storm.

“Thunderstorms moving through the region this evening have the potential to become severe,” Environment Canada said. “The main threats are wind gusts up to 90 km/h, heavy rainfall and two centimetre hail.”

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.