Severe thunderstorm warnings end, watches in effect for P.E.I.
Severe thunderstorm warnings for Queens and Kings counties downgraded just before 7:30 p.m. AT
Environment Canada has downgraded the severe thunderstorm warnings across P.E.I. to severe thunderstorm watches.
Even with the downgrade, the agency still says there is the potential for strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain — up to 25 millimetres per hour or higher.
Wind gusts this evening could measure 80 km/h or higher and hail could be as large as 2 centimetres in diameter, the agency said in an update at 7:27 p.m. ADT for Kings and Queens counties. A severe thunderstorm watch is still in place for Prince County.
Images submitted to CBC P.E.I. showed dramatic bolts of lightning shooting through the sky. Crashing rolls of thunder could be heard and precipitation conditions ranged from clear skies to downpours.
Meanwhile, Environment Canada ended the heat warnings that had been in effect since Tuesday.
Normal temperatures for this time of year should be 24 C but at 1 p.m. Charlottetown had reached 27 C. With the humidity, it felt more like 32 C.
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