News Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Haliburton SHARE ON: James Bowler, staff Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2018 Photo: Supplied Environment Canada is warning of a severe thunderstorm that could hit the county this afternoon. The weather service says a cold front moving through Southern Ontario will mix with the hot air in Haliburton and likely lead to severe storms. Meteorologists suggest we could see heavy winds, heavy rainfall and lots of lightning. The storm is expected to drag into tonight. The MyHaliburtonNow Newsroom will keep you updated on the storm details as more information comes in.