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Severe storms prompt tornado warnings in southern Ontario

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 6:47 PM -

Severe storms prompted the first tornado watch of the year in Windsor, Essex and Chatham-Kent regions Monday night as Environment Canada warned of possible "tornado conditions."

That trend has continued through Tuesday evening with Environment Canada issuing another round of statements.

Tornado warnings were  issued for the Hanover-Dundalk-Southern Grey Count and the Mount Forest - Arthur - Northern Wellington County, along with several severe thunderstorm warnings.


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The tornado warnings were dropped shortly after.


THUNDERSTORM THREAT CONTINUES

Pockets of thunderstorms will continue to pop up through the evening, according to Weather Network meteorologists.

Some communities could see significant rain fall.

That will be followed by another round of precipitation.

"Another round of moisture will then move into southern Ontario and Quebec late Wednesday into Thursday along a sharp frontal boundary," says Weather Network meteorologist Gina Ressler. "The rain should move east (out of the GTA) by Friday, with cooler but drier conditions on tap for the long weekend."

A daytime high of 14°C is forecast in the city of Toronto on Friday and Saturday.


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Anxious for the long weekend weather forecast? Dr. Doug Gillham has a detailed outlook here.

Rain, rain and more rain ahead for Ontario
Will there be signs of summer for the long weekend?
Rain showers return Sunday night

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