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More storm risk to ring out the long weekend

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:33 AM - There's been some kind of storm event somewhere in southern Ontario every day since Friday.

Sunday was no exception, and neither will Monday be.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the entire Greater Toronto Area just before 1 p.m. on the last day of the long weekend, warning of locally heavy showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon into the evening.

The day before, Sunday's storms were less severe and widespread than in previous days, with no watches or warnings issued. 

Weather Network viewer Curt Rendle did spot a funnel cloud in the community of York, near Caledonia, but that was as a result of weak rotation at the cloud's base, rather than as part of an organized supercell capable of producing full-fledged tornadoes.

Most of the show was actually centred in eastern Ontario, around the Kingston/Belleville area, but although a special weather statement warned of very localized amounts of up to 40 mm, no watches or warnings were ever issued.

Further north, a passing cold front brought heavy rain to Timmins and the surrounding areas around 11 p.m., and it's that front that meteorologists are watching as it moves into southern Ontario on Monday.

"This same cold front will likely trigger storms east of Georgian Bay later this evening, and could cause storms to develop in southern Ontario late evening," Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm said Monday morning.


A special weather statement issued at 12:46 p.m. by Environment Canada warned people in the Greater Toronto Area of locally heavy showers and thunderstorms into the early evening.

"This cold front is very slow moving, so thunderstorms could develop on Tuesday as well."


As for temperatures, it's expected to be seasonal Monday in southern Ontario, with humidex values in the low 30s.


TUNE IN: Watch the Weather Network on TV for updates on these storms. If it's safe to do so, upload your pictures and videos here.


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