Severe thunderstorm warning in effect Chatham-Kent

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Clouds darken near the riverfront in Windsor early Wednesday afternoon.  (Samantha Craggs/CBC - image credit)
Clouds darken near the riverfront in Windsor early Wednesday afternoon. (Samantha Craggs/CBC - image credit)

Latest updates:

  • A tornado watch for Windsor-Essex, Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent has ended.

  • A severe thunderstorm warning Windsor-Essex and Sarnia-Lambton has also been lifted

  • Chatham-Kent remains under a severe thunderstorm warning as of 8:21 p.m.

  • A tornado warning in effect for eastern Lambton County was over as of 5:20 p.m.

A tornado watch that was in place for Windsor-Essex, Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent on Wednesday afternoon and into the evening has ended.

Environment Canada says those areas are also no longer under a severe thunderstorm watch, with the exception of Chatham-Kent.

As of 8:21 p.m. a severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for that municipality.

WATCH: A time lapse of the storm moving through Windsor

The eastern part of Lambton County was under a tornado warning as of 4:44 p.m. but as of 5:20 p.m., the warning was lifted.

All three areas remain under a heat warning due to high temperatures.

The weather statements come amid three days of a heat warning where temperatures have climbed as high as 33 C.

WATCH: Colette Kennedy explains the difference between a warning and a watch

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has issued an extended heat warning for the week that is expected to last until Friday as temperatures are predicted to stay above 30 C.

Environment Canada says people should be prepared and take cover if threatening weather approaches. It says to take the following actions if there is a tornado or tornado warning:

  • Go indoors to the lowest floor, away from outside walls and windows.

  • Leave mobile homes, tents, trailers and vehicles and move to a stronger structure if you can.

  • If you have no other options, lie down in a low area and protect your head from flying debris.

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