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Thunderstorms prompt tornado watch in Windsor, Ontario

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, May 12, 2014, 8:05 PM -

The short taste of summer experienced over the weekend has come to an end with below-seasonal temperatures and unsettled conditions that are expected to remain in place through the week.

On Monday afternoon, Environment Canada issued its first tornado watch of the year for Windsor, Ontario.

The watch was in place for about an hour, dropping at around 8 p.m. as the dangerous storm dissipated.

RAINY WEEK AHEAD

Still, that won't be the end of the rain in Ontario.

"A low pressure system from the U.S. is bringing warm, unstable air to southwestern Ontario," says Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese. "This could spark thunderstorms across the region."


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Precipitation began moving into the province after the lunch hour Monday.

Up to 25 mm of rain is forecast in the hardest hit areas through Tuesday.

For the next few days, temperatures are expected to hover around the 18-degree mark -- a six degree drop from the high of 24°C recorded at Toronto Pearson Sunday.

This trend is expected to persist throughout the week, with the current forecast calling for a daytime high of 11°C at Toronto Pearson on Friday.


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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
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Rain showers return Sunday night

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