Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 8:00 pm - Tuesday's powerful storms took down trees, caused power outages.
For people in southern Ontario, perhaps settling into the gradual cooldown of fall, Tuesday felt more like the peak of summer, in more ways than one.
The first indication that the seasons were a bit mixed up was the heat and humidity, and those elements, being as they are key ingredients for severe storms, definitely delivered, with storms turning severe in the southwest and Greater Toronto Area by the mid afternoon.
The storms didn't produce any tornadoes, but there were numerous reports of strong winds and torrential downpours.
Hydro One reported several power outages across the region, but outages were also reported in cities like Burlington and Hamilton as the storms did their worst.
So far no injuries have been reported, but there were numerous reports of downed trees, some of which have fallen on roads, vehicles and power lines. Some localized road flooding has also been reported, with storm drains not up to the challenge posed by the excessive downpours.
Below is how the storms looked on social media, as well as their aftermath.