Report: Thunderstorm watch issued for Ottawa

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Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Ottawa and eastern Ontario.  A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for Winchester and Newington.

Environment Canada says these storms could bring heavy wind gusts up to 100 km/h, deluges of rain dumping as much as 50 millimetres in an hour and hail starting early this afternoon.

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The high is 27 C, but it could feel like 37 in the humidity.

That’s not too far off from what we went through Sunday, so Ottawa Public Health’s tips for staying cool definitely still apply.

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There’s a decent chance of showers Monday night, but skies should clear as we approach midnight.

Expect the sun to return on Tuesday.

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