News Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Muskoka SHARE ON: James Bowler, contributor, Thursday Aug. 9th, 2018 Photo Credit: Supplied Environment Canada is warning of a severe thunderstorm that could hit the district this afternoon. The weather service says a cold front moving through Southern Ontario will mix with the hot air in Muskoka 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 MyMuskokaNow Newsroom will keep you updated on the storm details as more information comes in.