UPDATE : Environment Canada has now expired the Severe Weather threat for the area.
At 5:30pm Environment Canada has upgraded the storm watch to a warning for Sault Ste. Marie and St. Joesph Island
Several developing cells are developing in the district, mainly southeast of Sault Ste. Marie however other cells are tracking north from the UP of Michigan into the city of Salt Ste. Marie and north to Wawa
Severe thunderstorms are imminent or occurring in the area. These storms may produce large hail near 2 cm in diameter and strong wind gusts to 90 km/h. Remember that some severe thunderstorms can also produce tornadoes.
Severe thunderstorms are at risk of developing ahead of a cold front pushing through this evening.
One look at the radar would seem to indicate a minefield of storm cells across the region.
Environment Canada is warning of the potential for 90 km/hr winds, 2cm hail and heavy rain. A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for Sault Ste. Marie and St. Joseph Island and areas north to Wawa.
Speaking of that cold front, the weather for the remainder of this week and into next week will feel a little more fall-like. Thursday will be 21 with a chance of showers. Friday will be 18 and cloudy with a good change of showers. Saturday will be sunny but cool at 17, and Sunday will be rainy and even cooler at 15.
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Storm Threat Expires
Jake Cormier for local2 sault ste. marie
September 5th, 2012 at 3:41pm | Last Updated at 7:15pm