Mother Nature took Southern Ontario by storm on Tuesday, and Toronto was not spared from her wrath.

Not only did it feel hotter than parts of the Sahara yesterday, but torrential downpours also ripped through the city in the afternoon and evening, knocking down trees and causing floods in some areas. There were several reports of power outages and localized flooding, which made for hazardous conditions on the roads.

Environment Canada even issued a warning about "a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to toonie size hail and torrential rain," in the GTA.

Lightning cracked down on the CN Tower, which one Twitter user captured in a slow-motion video.

The intense combination of rain and wind seemed to defy the laws of gravity.

Another Twitter user captured a thunderous boom loud enough to send chills down your spine.

We're willing to bet that Kyle Lowry wouldn't miss driving down the DVP if it looked anything like this.

The flooding in the Beaches was out of control.

"My basement decided to go for a swim yesterday," one Instagram user wrote, tagging the Beaches area in their post.

The storm caused flooding that made it "impossible to cross the street safely," according to this Twitter user. It even caused a large branch to fall on top of a Maserati in Forest Hill, CP24 reported.

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