Severe thunderstorms prompt brief tornado warning for northern Ontario
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 12:57 -
A cold front continues to bring severe thunderstorms to parts of northern Ontario.
Environment Canada issued a brief tornado warning for parts of northern Ontario early Wednesday afternoon. Areas under the warning included Fraserdale and Kapuskasing.
Although the tornado warnings have dropped, the risk for severe weather continues for the region.
"These storms have been going through the night and will continue throughout the day," said Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "The biggest threat will be strong, damaging winds and there is also a very slight risk of an isolated tornado along the cold front, as it continues east."
The storm will be tracking into southern Ontario on Thursday.
"We expect storms to continue throughout the night, pushing east. This same cold front will bring the risk of severe thunderstorms to southern Ontario tomorrow," said Vetesse.
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