Severe thunderstorm warning for Windsor-Essex lifted

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Rainfall is seen in a file photo. Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning on Wednesday. (Dale Molnar/CBC - image credit)
Rainfall is seen in a file photo. Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning on Wednesday. (Dale Molnar/CBC - image credit)

The national weather agency has lifted a severe thunderstorm warning that was briefly in place for Windsor-Essex.

Environment Canada issued the alert at around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and it was lifted around 12:30 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch, which indicates a possibility of storms, is still in place for both Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.

The agency had warned of wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour and nickel-sized hail.

Belle River, Windsor and Tecumseh were among the locations affected.

The agency issued a reminder of the hazards of large hail, strong winds and lightning.

"Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!," Environment Canada said.

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