Tornado warnings have been issued for parts of northern Ontario on Saturday evening.
Environment Canada’s weather alert says there is a tornado warning in effect for Fraserdale – Pledger Lake as well as Little Abitibi – Kesagami Lake
Affected locations include Island Falls.
Read more: Severe June 10 storms spawned 4 tornadoes in London region, Ontario researchers say
“This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation,” the website says. “Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately.”
Meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that could possibly result in a tornado, according to the website, with damaging wind, large hail and intense rainfall also a possibility.
“This dangerous thunderstorm is located 9 kilometres northeast of Brownrigg, moving southeast at 55 km/h,” the website says. “Radar signature shows rotation for a possible tornado.”
This is a breaking news story that will be updated as new information becomes available.
© 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.