A severe thunderstorm warning for the North end of Peterborough County has been downgraded to a watch.

Environment Canada says a severe thunderstorm watch is now in effect for both the Bancroft and Apsley areas.

Environment Canada says severe thunderstorms could develop this afternoon and into the evening.

These thunderstorms could come with winds gusting up to 90 kilometres an hour, two centimetres of hail, and heavy downpours.

You are being reminded to take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.