Environment Canada is closely monitoring thunderstorms originating in Michigan, with expectations that they will intensify as they advance into Ontario on Friday night.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for regions including Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent, and Windsor-Essex, indicating the potential for hazardous weather conditions.

The thunderstorms may bring about heavy downpours, strong winds, and large hail, posing risks to the affected areas.

The agency has highlighted the possibility of flash floods and water accumulation on roads due to heavy rainfall, which can lead to hazardous driving conditions and property damage.

The warning emphasizes the potential damage that hail can cause to property and the risk of injuries it poses. Strong wind gusts are also a concern.

The news alerts about the risk of large vehicles overturning due to the force of the strong wind gusts.

Specific regions, such as Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent, and Windsor-Essex, are at higher risk for experiencing severe weather conditions, making preparedness crucial.