Report: Nickle-sized hail possible as severe thunderstorm warning issued for Hamilton

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Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Hamilton. 

The weather agency says they’re tracking a storm that’s capable of producing very strong wind gusts, nickel-sized hail and heavy rain. 

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Thunderstorms extending in a line from near Brantford to the Hamilton and Burlington areas may produce wind gusts up to 100 km/h and torrential downpours, dropping rainfall amounts of 50 millimetres or more in under an hour, warned Environment Canada.

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Total local rainfall amounts near 100 millimetres are possible. 

The line of storms is expected to move slowly southeast and out of the area by mid-afternoon.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that people take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

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