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Ontario Storm Is Getting So Bad Today That Environment Canada Is Warning Of Funnel Clouds

"Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today."

Ontario Storm Could Cause Funnel Clouds Today

A nasty Ontario storm is expected to sweep through parts of the province on Tuesday with conditions potentially turning dangerous this afternoon.

According to Environment Canada, a mix of swampy conditions and heat are expected to create thunderstorms today, which could lead to the development of funnel clouds in several southern regions.

The storms will reportedly be capable of producing strong wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour and torrential rainfall of 50 mm within a single hour.

"These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado," the weather advisory stated.

Residents are being warned to continue to monitor conditions and take shelter if they see threatening weather.

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