Severe thunderstorm watch for Queens County ends

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The line of storms moved east only slowly. This is a file photo taken in 2020. (Submitted by Monique Horne - image credit)
The line of storms moved east only slowly. This is a file photo taken in 2020. (Submitted by Monique Horne - image credit)

A severe thunderstorm watch for Queens and Kings counties has ended.

Environment Canada issued the watch just before 9 a.m. It was lifted a little before noon for Queens, and about half an hour later for Kings.

CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin said thunderstorms can bring a range of issues, from lightning to hail, heavy rain and wind. There was no hail expected with this system, she said, and most of the lightning appeared to be cloud to cloud.

"It's the heavy rain and possibly some gusty wind conditions," said Simpkin.

The line of thunderstorms extended from Lunenburg County northeast to P.E.I. and dropped more than 25 millimetres of rain per hour in places. On P.E.I., Simpkin said the area from Montague to Souris appeared to get the heaviest rain.

At 12:10 p.m., Maritime Electric was reporting scattered outages around eastern P.E.I.

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