Tornado warning for Windsor-Essex downgraded to severe thunderstorm warning

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Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Windsor, Leamington and Essex County on Thursday July 8. (Sanjay Maru/CBC - image credit)
Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Windsor, Leamington and Essex County on Thursday July 8. (Sanjay Maru/CBC - image credit)

Environment Canada's tornado warning for Windsor, Leamington and Essex County — has been downgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning.

The new warning was issued just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, less than an hour after having issued the tornado alert. According to the latest messaging from officials, the severe storm, located north of Tecumseh, is capable of producing strong winds.

Regions most likely impacted by the storm include Tecumseh, Belle River and St. Clair Beach.

Throughout the afternoon, residents have captured images of funnel clouds in Essex County.

According to Environment Canada, severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when storms are likely to produce hail, damaging winds or strong rainfall. Officials are reminding the public that severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

The weather agency says if threatening weather approaches, you should take cover immediately.

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