Ontario was blessed with clear skies for Monday's solar eclipse, but weather conditions will be significantly different on Tuesday (Aug. 22) due to a large build-up of energy at the lower Great Lakes.

Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm and tornado watches across southern Ontario. Scattered storms are expected throughout the region, with a high risk of tornado formation:

"The main threats with these thunderstorms are large hail, damaging wind gusts, and torrential downpours. The threat for isolated tornadoes is expected to develop later this morning and continue through much of the afternoon. This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation."

See Toronto's weather update below:

Large hail, strong winds and torrential downpours will hit various places in southern Ontario, but eastern Ontario and the areas along Lake Erie will see the most severe conditions.

The cold front, which is causing the severe storms, will move out of the GTA by Tuesday night and make its way through eastern Ontario and southern Quebec.

Source: The Weather Network

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