Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Prescott area.

They say conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that could produce very strong wind gusts and torrential rain. Hazards include 50 millimetres in an hour or less and damaging wind gusts up to 90 kilometres per hour.

Environment Canada says the watch is for mid afternoon into the late evening. They remind the public that very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada and severe weather can be reported to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.