A rocky start to October continues for parts of the northern Great Lakes in the midst of an unseasonable episode of severe storms.
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Severe thunderstorms that developed Sunday will power through the overnight hours into early Monday morning, threatening communities north of Lake Superior with high winds and large hail.
Since this is an unusual time of year to discuss severe weather, the threat for hazardous storms may catch folks off guard.
Stay updated on the latest watches and warnings in your area, and get in touch with anyone you may know in the region to give them a heads-up about Sunday’s storm threat.
Sunday overnight into Monday
Areas: Mostly centred within northwestern Ontario
Timing: Sunday overnight into early Monday morning
Weather: We saw plenty of strong to severe thunderstorms blossom across northwestern Ontario during the day Sunday, prompting warnings for strong wind gusts and hail up to the size of golf balls in some spots.
These severe storms will continue chugging east through the overnight hours Sunday into early Monday.
We'll see storms north of Highway 11 through Sunday night, diving south and wrapping around the north side of Lake Superior into the wee morning hours Monday.
Additional severe weather is possible through the overnight hours, with a risk for strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rainfall accompanying the storms as they make their way east.