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Weekend storms loom for Ontario

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:01 AM - Friday was a pleasant day in most of Ontario, except the north.

That part of the province had a VERY active Friday night, with severe thunderstorm watches and warnings widespread throughout the region. The storms packed so much power, one warning was issued as late as 3:16 a.m., for the Atikokan area.

No watches or warnings are in place now, but people in southern Ontario should keep an eye on the skies for this weekend.

"Most of the precipitation is forecast to enter the Greater Toronto Area after 2 p.m., with mainly non-severe thunderstorms after dinner and into the evening," Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said Saturday morning.

There were no severe thunderstorm watches or warnings in effect for southern Ontario as of Saturday morning, and any severe storms that do pop up are likely to be isolated.

Tomorrow, however, is looking like a different matter.

"Sunday is a similar pattern, but the chance for more widespread severe storms is present," Hamilton said.

The storms from this system will be at the edge of a larger event affecting the United States, although the most severe weather will stay on the U.S. side, according to the Storm Prediction Centre.

As for the next week, expect some showers for Monday at least.

"Monday is looking showery and unsettled during the first half with possible clearing in the late afternoon, early evening.


GET PREPARED: The Weather Networks Chief Meteorologist, Chris Scott, has plenty of tips on how to prepare for the weekend's storms.


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