Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Haliburton County.

A warm and humid air mass covering the county has made it favourable for severe thunderstorms to form this afternoon and evening.

With severe thunderstorms, there is the risk of a torrential downpour, wind strong enough to toss loose objects and damage weaker buildings, and a high risk of lightning.

Environment Canada reminds you; when thunder roars go indoors.