Wednesday, April 8th 2020, 8:21 am - Potent thunderstorms moved through parts of southwestern Ontario late Tuesday and early Wednesday, lighting up the night sky and bringing significant hail.
Many across southwestern Ontario had their eyes peeled to the sky late Tuesday — and it wasn't just to catch a glimpse of April's Super Pink Moon.
Incredible lightning, thunder, hail, and gusty winds swept through parts of the region amid severe thunderstorm watches and warnings during the evening and overnight hours.
Photos and videos of Nickle- and Loonie-sized hail poured in on social media late Tuesday from areas including Windsor, Essex, Leamington, and Chatham.
Even larger hail was reported in north London, with some having seen hail that measured over an inch. Farther east, parts of the Toronto area saw pea-sized hail and periods of rain.
Lingering showers have wrapped up Wednesday morning, though the chance for rain returns late afternoon with another passing front.
Meanwhile, temperatures will continue to fall ahead of the weekend, with winds between 50-70 km/h expected to pick up on Friday.
Here's a look at some of the highlights from southern Ontario's recent spring storms.
Not as big as the stuff in London (holy cow!) but I did get some hail. @weathernetwork @jwhittalTWN #onstorm https://t.co/srbp2ocDcDMark Robinson on Twitter
@cluke5 @flyingdutchwx Over 1" even after some meltingSteven on Twitter
Spectacular show put on by Mother Nature, dime and nickel sized hail and lots and lots of lightning. She even threw in a massive shelf cloud to top it off.. @Onstormtracker @weathernetwork @StormhunterTWN @GArchibaldCTVTempest Hunter on Twitter
@weathernetwork #onstorm I have never seen anything like this. Ever! #strathroy https://t.co/DuoJliQkOFCara Bissonnette on Twitter
Here's the full video - shot over 20min on Tues night in Windsor, ON. @weathernetwork @StormhunterTWN @KMacTWN @CTVWindsor @AndrewHumphrey @rexroth7wxyz @WxOntario1 #onstorm #windsor #spring https://t.co/NXqnLvqa6GDave Jewell on Twitter
Wallaceburg quarter size hail maybe half dollars 942pm #onstormMike on Twitter
Lightning in the night, courtesy of Bryan Pedreira in Wheatley, Ont.
@flyingdutchwx Large hail in North London! #ldnon #hail #wxonSteven on Twitter