Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and other Durham cities

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Published June 22, 2024 at 1:15 pm

A storm is brewing and is forecasted to hit several cities in the Durham region this afternoon, continuing into tomorrow.

Just when you thought the weekend would bring a full day of sunny weather with warmer temperatures, Mother Nature steps in with a “psych.” A storm is brewing and is expected to hit several cities in the Durham region this afternoon and continue into tomorrow.

As of noon today (June 22), Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for the Durham region, forecasting torrential rainfall.

The following areas are affected by the thunderstorm warning:

  • Pickering
  • Ajax
  • Whitby
  • Oshawa
  • Clarington
  • Courtice
  • Bowmanville
  • Uxbridge
  • Beaverton
  • Newmarket
  • Georgina
  • Northern York Region

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are possible from this afternoon through Sunday, with local amounts between 30 and 50 mm. A rainfall warning may be required for some areas.

“Heavy downpours can lead to flash floods and water pooling on roads. Residents are urged to watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks, and culverts,” Environment Canada notes on its website.

Residents are advised to contact their local Conservation Authority or the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office for information concerning flooding.

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