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Four things you need to know about Tuesday

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 7:14 AM - Wondering what you missed overnight or what you can expect for the day ahead? 

Here's your weather briefing for Tuesday, June 24. 

1. Heavy rain bumps up flood threat in southern Ontario

After a weekend of sunshine and warm temperatures, thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected to persist across southern Ontario Tuesday.


IN DEPTH COVERAGE: Check back at 4 pm for details on the incoming storms and how they could impact your afternoon commute.


A widespread thunderstorm risk covers the province with up to 45 mm of rain forecast in the hardest hit areas through Wednesday.

"Last Tuesday, wind was the primary aspect of the storms across southern and central Ontario," says The Weather Network's Chris Murphy. "Today, rain will be especially heavy with the thunderstorms."

The rain prompted the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to issue a statement Monday evening.

"Significant flooding is not expected at this time, but the forecasted rainfall will cause high flows and water levels in Greater Toronto Area creeks and rivers, resulting in unsafe conditions," the statement read. "Please exercise caution around all bodies of water. Please alert any children under your care of these dangerous conditions and supervise their activities."

2. Thunderstorm risk continues in Alberta

The risk for thunderstorms continues across much of Alberta on Tuesday with a chance for isolated severe storms in the central and southern regions.

Up to 30 mm of rain will accompany the storms with locally higher amounts possible in some places.

3. Winter hangs on in the north

Summer officially kicked off on Saturday, but try telling that to those living in extreme northern Canada.

It seems as though winter refuses to give up in Alert, Nunavut with snow and frigid windchills recorded.

4. Can someone really be ‘blown out of their shoes’ by lightning and survive?

An Atlanta man is lucky to be alive after a lightning strike literally blew him out of his shoes over the weekend.

But can someone really be ‘blown out of their shoes’ by lightning and survive?

According to The Weather Network's chief meteorologist Chris Scott, yes!

"This may be the first time such an event has been captured on video, but not the first time this seemingly unbelievable occurrence has been documented," Scott says. "Most people can survive a lightning strike because much of the current ‘flashes over’ the skin instead of entering the body. We’ve all heard the expression ‘the path of least resistance’ and this is what the current in a lightning strike does. It will take the easiest path to get to the ground where it can meet its opposite charge."

For more on this, and lightning safety tips, check out Chris Scott's detailed analysis here.

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