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Mother Nature put on a show for photographer Chelsey Gaudet Monday night, off Skinners Pond. Photo submitted to the Journal Pioneer by Chelsey Gaudet.
Mother Nature put on a show for photographer Chelsey Gaudet Monday night, off Skinners Pond. Photo submitted to the Journal Pioneer by Chelsey Gaudet. - SaltWire Network

Kings and Prince counties remain under a severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing heavy rain.

A line of thunderstorms approaching from Nova Scotia will track over Queens County this afternoon, prompting a severe thunderstorm warning just after 2 p.m. Kings and Prince counties remain under a severe thunderstorm watch. 

Torrential rainfall with this line is expected with rainfall rates reaching or exceeding 30 mm per hour.

The weather organization also released a weather statement Thursday of the possibility of “dangerous thunderstorms” across Prince Edward Island.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and torrential rain,” the statement said, adding those conditions are expected to move over the region this afternoon.

Should severe thunderstorms develop, they would be capable of producing torrential rain, and strong wind gusts possibly exceeding 70 km/h.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads, and lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.

Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to PEstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #PEStorm.

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