Severe thunderstorms expected in parts of southwestern Ontario

Some residents are in for another evening of severe thunderstorms according to Environment Canada.

Just after 9:30 p.m. Monday, the weather agency issued a severe thunderstorm warning for some areas in Lambton County, Huron County and Middlesex County. At around 10 p.m., the warning was lifted for areas in Lambton County.

According to Environment Canada meteorologists, a cluster of severe thunderstorms are moving east across the region at around 45 kilometres per hour.

Areas near southern Lake Huron including South Huron, Grand Bend, Parkhill, Lambton Shores, Port Franks, Dashwood, Mount Carmel and Ailsa Craig are likely to be affected by the storms.

Weather officials say the storms are capable of producing nickel to ping pong sized hail, damaging winds and heavy rain.

On top of the warnings, a special weather statement is in effect for the areas including Elgin County as the systems moving through are likely to bring heavy downpours with rainfall amounts between 15-30 millimetres and wind gusts of up to 60 km/h.

The advisory is expected to remain in place until late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

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