UPDATE: Severe thunderstorms forecast in Sarnia-Lambton

Lightning strike (Photo courtesy of Rachel Hoekstra)

Environment Canada said the potential for severe thunderstorms in Sarnia-Lambton throughout Tuesday has been lifted.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Sarnia, Petrolia, and western Lambton County just before 3 p.m., and for Lambton Shores at around 3:20 p.m.

The warning was taken down at around 4:30 p.m., and downgraded to a watch.

The storms were expected to arrive late Tuesday afternoon before weakening late in the evening and overnight.

All watches and warnings have since been lifted.