Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for the area continuedWednesday, August 07, 2013 by: Kate AdamsAs of 3:40 PM EDT Wednesday, Environment Canada continued the Severe thunderstorm warning for North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa and West Nipissing - French River
Severe thunderstorm potential late this afternoon.
This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds or heavy rainfall..Monitor weather conditions and listen for updated bulletins.
Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms along and ahead of a cold front located to the west of Lake Nipissing. The cold front is expected to reach North Bay by this evening.
There is potential for some of these thunderstorms to become severe with damaging winds, large hail and torrential downpours being the main threats. Frequent cloud to ground lightning may also be associated and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.