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Environment Canada warns of thunderstorms for Barrie and area

Severe thunderstorms are expected to move over the Barrie area overnight and into Saturday morning
Wednesday will be mainly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 15. UV index 4 or moderate. Supplied photo.



Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms has developed over Wisconsin. The thunderstorms are expected to move rapidly eastward and cross southern Ontario overnight and early Saturday morning.

It is uncertain how strong or widespread these storms will be when they reach southern Ontario. There may be potential for strong wind gusts, frequent lightning, hail, and torrential downpours.

Environment Canada will monitor the situation closely. Please check for potential watches or warnings which may be issued this evening as the system moves closer.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports to #ONStorm.