The London region could be in for an unsettled afternoon as Environment Canada has upgraded its thunderstorm watch to a severe warming.
The national weather agency issued the alert at 4:46 p.m. Thursday after a warning had been issued and rescinded just a couple of hours earlier for London, Parkhill, Komoka, Strathroy and Middlesex County at large.
According to the warning, Environment Canada cautioned area residents about the possibility of flash floods and water pooling, as well as strong winds with the potential to “toss loose objects, damage week buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.”
The advisory warned that severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes, though no specific watch or warning was issued.
Environment Canada says there’s a 60 per cent chance of showers or thunderstorms on Thursday. The temperature is expected to hit 29°C, feeling more like 40°C with the humidex.