Severe thunderstorm watch ends for Waterloo region, Guelph and Wellington county

A severe thunderstorm watch has ended for Waterloo region, Guelph and Wellington county after being in place for much of Wednesday afternoon.
Thunderstorms were expected to affect areas of Waterloo region and Wellington county Wednesday afternoon. (Kate Bueckert/CBC)

A severe thunderstorm watch has ended for Waterloo region, Guelph and Wellington county after being in place for much of Wednesday afternoon.

A cold front was expected to move through Wednesday afternoon, and Environment Canada predicted there could be wind gusts up to 100 km/h.

The watch covered all of Waterloo region, Guelph and Wellington county.

"Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles," the watch said.

"Hail and locally heavy rain are also possible. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes."

Watches means conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms. A warning means severe weather is imminent or occurring.