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Ontario's Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Include Risk Of Tornadoes Today

Storms are expected to continue throughout the weekend.

Southern Ontario has been experiencing a slew of hot and rainy weather over the past few days. With most of the province currently under a heat warning and a severe thunderstorm watch, Environment Canda just added even more bad news to the mix. Ontario's Thunderstorm warnings include risk of tornadoes throughout parts of the province due to this wild weather. 

According to Environment Canada, severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for the majority of southern Ontario, including the GTA and London areas. Environment Canada warns that these severe thunderstorms may produce tornadoes as the storm moves through southern Ontario. 

Earlier on Friday afternoon, London, Parkhill, and Eastern Middlesex County were actually under a tornado warning as these storms traveled through this area but the warning has since been lifted. 

During these warnings, Environment Canada is advising the public to watch for updated statements on the weather conditions throughout the area in case more tornado warnings occur.  

Due to the risk of tornadoes and thunderstorms, the Offices of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threating weather approaches these areas. 

On top of the threat of tornadoes, Environment Canada is also warning that the thunderstorm is capable of producing winds moving up to 50 kph and heavy rain. 

Flash flooding may occur throughout the province as this rain continues to fall throughout the day, and water pooling can be expected on roads. 

Environment Canada also warns that nickel-sized hail is also expected throughout the area. 

However, thunderstorms aren't the only thing that Ontarians should be worried about as the day continues. A heat warning is also in effect throughout all of southern Ontario and the humidex is expected to hit 40 C. 

The heat is expected to stick throughout the day, despite the storms and temperatures are expected to remain near 30 C with the humidex throughout the night. 

Ontarians shouldn't expect any relief from the storms this weekend, as the Weather Network predicts that thunderstorms will continue throughout Saturday and Sunday. 

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