It was more than raining sideways.
A series of severe Ontario thunderstorms made this weekend a chaotic mess for residents attempting to enjoy the outdoors, thanks to a barrage of heavy rain, lightning, and strong winds.
According to The Weather Network (TWN), the storms brought about localized flooding for some areas with others experiencing widespread tornado warnings on Sunday evening.
Watching and waiting as the storm rolls in over the city. This 30 second long exposure managed to capture 4 simulta… https://t.co/bMy9PkfAMc— fabiopais.eth (@fabiopais.eth) 1630283089.0
Weather conditions were so bad that Hydro One reported that over 30,000 residents were temporarily left in the dark on Sunday.
Be aware! The downdrafts in thee storms are intense! Near Kinburn now. @weathernetwork #ONStorm https://t.co/b53729M2BD— Mark Robinson (@Mark Robinson) 1630275848.0
The storms were largely created by the extreme heat and humidity that also affected southern Ontario over the weekend.
Managed to capture a great lightning shot as #ONStorm is beginning to hit #Toronto. https://t.co/BVqAFcdQ4U— Corné Van Hoepen (@Corné Van Hoepen) 1630288373.0
Thankfully, TWN reports that an approaching cold front will bring relief from the province's recent heat wave this week with humidity levels expected to dip.
What an incredible storm tonight. Insane wind and so much lightning. It’s so much fun to watch. #ONStorm https://t.co/GlpvOKqTqt— Shelby (@Shelby) 1630193720.0