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Ontario: Severe storms slam province Saturday, sunny Sunday

Saturday, May 25th 2019, 7:42 pm - A tornado warning was briefly issed for Little Abitibi-Kesagami Lake in northeastern Ontario Saturday night. Environment Canada dropped it at 7:22 p.m.

A cold front slicing through Ontario triggered severe thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening, bringing downpours, hail, strong winds, flash floods and even a brief tornado warning for northeastern areas. The City of Toronto was also hit by severe thunderstorms as thousands of Toronto Raptor fans prepared to gather at Jurassic Park.

A tornado warning was issed for Little Abitibi-Kesagami Lake in northeastern Ontario Saturday night. Environment Canada dropped it at 7:22 p.m.

After a day of stormy weather, residents can expect a sunny end to the weekend.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Severe thunderstorms bring downpours, hail, strong winds and tornado warning on Saturday
  • Warm weekend, but cooler than seasonal temperatures return next week
  • Latest watches and warnings [HERE]

BACK TO THE BATTLE BETWEEN WARM AND COOL AIR INTO EARLY JUNE

While seasonal, or at least near-seasonal, temperatures are in the cards for the last week of the month, bursts of unsettled weather will mar otherwise pleasant spring weather.

"The middle of next week will bring a return to a familiar pattern in which southern Ontario will once again be the battle zone between summer-like weather to our south and cooler weather to our north," Gillham says, adding that this will bring an increasing threat for a couple of periods of showers, thunderstorms and changeable temperatures.

By late next week and into the first week of June, cooler than seasonal temperatures will once again dominate the region, "but, keep in mind that our "normal" high temperatures will be in the lower 20s by this time, so a few degrees cooler than seasonal will still be more pleasant than what we have seen for most of the spring," adds Gillham.

Stay with us here at The Weather Network for your latest forecast updates.

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