Updated: Tornado Watch And Thunderstorm Warning Ended

A photo of storm clouds along County Rd. 8 in Essex County on August 26, 2014. (Photo courtesy Monique Thibodeau via BlackburnNews Windsor-Essex Facebook)

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Sarnia-Lambton in the late afternoon Monday as an area of strong to severe storms approached in advance of a sharp cold front.

Strong winds were the main threat with a gust to 91 km/h recorded at Windsor airport. Torrential rain and large hail were also possible according to forecasters.

The storms, however, weakened and the warning for Sarnia-Lambton was ended around 6:15pm.

Meteorologist Geoff Coulson says a tornado watch had been posted earlier in the afternoon because conditions were favourable for the possible formation of a tornado.

The tornado watch ended at 7pm.