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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect currently for Brampton

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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect currently for Brampton

There is a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Brampton.

Environment Canada says meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain.

Environment Canada says the thunderstorm is west of downtown Toronto but east of Mississagua and may give 50 to 70 millimetres of rain over the next hour. Wind gusts up to 100 kilometres per hour are likely on the west side of Toronto. There is also the risk of a tornado with this severe thunderstorm over the next hour.

Residents are advised to take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

“If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights. Avoid driving through water on roads.”

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