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Severe thunderstorm watch ends (update)

The risk stretches into Wednesday evening
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UPDATE: Environment Canada now says the severe thunderstorm watch has ended.

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As of 3:14 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning for the Halifax area and mainland Nova Scotia has been downgraded to a watch.

That means conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Earlier this afternoon Environment Canada was tracking a severe thunderstorm near Micmac (Hants) that was causing hail of 25 mm or more.

Nickle-sized hail is still possible in our area, along with potential rainfall of 25 mm per hour and wind gusts of up to 90 km/h.

The risk stretches into Wednesday evening.

"Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors," Environment Canada added.



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