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City under severe thunderstorm watch

Heavy rain, wind gusts and golf ball-sized hail could occur when the storm begins on Wednesday afternoon.

THUNDER BAY – Environment Canada has placed Thunder Bay under a severe thunderstorm watch.

The government weather service says conditions are favourable for storms that could produce strong wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour, large hail and heavy rain.

The worst of the weather is expected to begin on Wednesday afternoon and continue into the evening.

The storm will track north from the Ontario/Minnesota border and move eastward, with Environment Canada noting the worst of the wind could remain just south of or near the border.

Emergency Management Ontario recommends taking cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Thunderstorms are capable of producing tornado conditions, though at this time there is no tornado warning in place.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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