News Severe thunderstorm watch in effect SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Thursday, Jul. 14th, 2016 Environment Canada is issuing a severe thunderstorm watch for Timmins, Cochrane, and Iroquois Falls. Thunderstorms are expected to form in the area this afternoon, ahead of an oncoming cold front. The storm is expected to bring high winds, and hail is possible. Environment Canada says they issue severe thunderstorm watches conditions are right for the development of thunderstorms that could bring large hail, damaging winds, or torrential rainfall.