Hamilton, Niagara area under severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada says Hamilton and the Niagara area are under a severe thunderstorm warning.

Winds could reach gusts of 90 to 100 km/h

Environment Canada says that severe thunderstorms are possible today. (File Photo)

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the city of Hamilton and the Niagara region. 

The weather agency issued the warning just after 11 a.m. Wednesday morning and says the wild weather could include heavy rain, hail and tornadoes.

Environment Canada says "Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts."

The agency says "Conditions will become favourable for severe thunderstorms to develop this afternoon as a cold front moves through." Winds could reach gusts of 90 to 100 km/h.

Environment Canada says "Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Hail and locally heavy rain are also possible." 

"The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches."