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Severe thunderstorms, tornado risk in northwestern Ontario

Monday, June 8th 2020, 12:24 am - The severe potential shifts into northwestern Ontario and includes the possibility of one or two tornadoes.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, RISK OF TORNADOES IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Dangerous thunderstorms are tracking through northwestern Ontario during the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning. Check here for the latest Public Weather Alerts for northern Ontario.

A tornado warning is issued when conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes.

Tuesday, June 8: Rainfall forecast Manitoba, northwestern Ontario

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The severe thunderstorms that are tracking through could have the potential to produce a tornado. Large hail, powerful wind gusts and heavy rain are also possible.

Tornadoes are dangerous and can create life-threatening situations. If threatening weather approaches take cover immediately, especially if you hear a roaring sound, see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, or flying debris.

Seek shelter indoors, ideally in a room on the lowest floor that is away from outside walls and windows such as a basement, bathroom, stairwell or closet. Leave mobile homes, vehicles, tents, trailers and other temporary or free-standing shelters and move to a strong building if possible. As a last resort, lie in a low spot and protect your head from flying debris.

WATCH BELOW: TORNADO SAFETY TIPS

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