Now that's a way to welcome the first day of October! The majority of Southern Ontario experienced some crazy thunder and lightning this afternoon, alongside some strong wind gusts. An Ontario storm warning went into effect earlier today by Environment Canada, warning of severe thunder and lightning in the region.
Tuesday's suffocating unseasonable heat was cut through by torrential rain, tornado-reminiscent winds, and localized flooding in the GTA and the southern region of the province. A thunder and even tornado storm watch as the alert was put out, and some residents even lost power.
For instance, according to CTV News, Burlington Hydro reported that more than 13,000 customers had been left without power as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
As of 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the severe thunderstorm watch had been lifted. That wasn't before the GTA and surrounding areas had been subjected to an onslaught, though.
The treacherous conditions didn't scare some people from sharing their view of the storm, and it looks pretty alarming, to be quite honest with you.
While these videos aren't quite as utterly terrifying as the video of a Canadian hailstorm which went viral in recent days, they certainly don't look like a walk in the park. In fact, in some areas, the park's probably underwater right now.
In the video below, for instance, some students at McMaster University are seen running, seeking cover from the gusts of wind which are almost blowing them away.
@McMasterU #ONStorm this ones crazy https://t.co/dVxOOGp2oZ— Will Cassar (@Will Cassar)1569961017.0
Looks like fog but it’s sheets of rain coming down in #Toronto right now with some periodic lightning ⚡️ #ONStorm… https://t.co/2seQ03wE80— Kelly Sonnenburg TWN (@Kelly Sonnenburg TWN)1569962677.0
Right now in #HamOnt ⛈#ONStorm !! @KMacTWN https://t.co/8yuCXjiung— Stuart (@Stuart)1569962151.0
#ONStorm has reached #burlon. Stay safe and travel mindfully everyone....⚡🌬🌧💧💧💧 https://t.co/Fd75wgZKsQ— Jennifer🇨🇦🇺🇦 (@Jennifer🇨🇦🇺🇦)1569961141.0
Torrential rain, lightning and whipping winds here in Burlington. Wow. #ONstorm https://t.co/7yz57b72PY— Leeanna McLean TWN (@Leeanna McLean TWN)1569961286.0
#ONStorm https://t.co/AsImMIC8dp— Allysha Howse (@Allysha Howse)1569962118.0
The storm ultimately blew over in most areas by Tuesday evening, although some warnings were still in existence for high winds and rain.
As you've probably heard by now, Tuesday's storm was the curtain falling on the last of the hot weather. Once the high winds and rain settle down, we've got single-digit temperatures to look forward to.