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Most of the active weather has shifted east into the Ottawa Valley and southern Quebec, with a dry and seasonal day expected in southern Ontario as high pressure dominates.
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Active weather continues, sneak peek at Canada 150 weekend

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 8:53 PM - Another day of storms in eastern Ontario unfolded Wednesday, the latest in a sequence of storm days that has brought hail, torrential downpours and strong winds.

Severe storms fired up once again across the east of the province, at one point covering parts of the national capital. 

The warnings dropped for the region by the evening, but a special weather statement remains in effect from the Bruce region through to cottage country for the next system to target the province.

WATCH BELOW: Funnel cloud with some rotation makes appearance in eastern Ontario Tuesday

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"A low pressure area over Minnesota will slowly track east towards Lake Superior tonight, reaching Northern Lake Huron on Thursday," Environment Canada says. "This weather system will bring a large area of showers and embedded thunderstorms with it tonight through Thursday night."

Canada Day Weekend

Unfortunately for sun-seekers, the active pattern looks to continue through the weekend. 

"Showers and thunderstorms spread back into southern Ontario Friday afternoon/evening (risk for strong to severe storms for southwestern Ontario)," says The Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham. 

It's still looking like a tricky forecast for Canada Day in the region. 

"Rain and thunderstorms will likely linger into Saturday morning across eastern Ontario and southern Quebec," adds Gillham. 

"Not a washout -- with an extended period of dry weather across southern Ontario and into southern Quebec, but the threat for additional showers and thunderstorms to develop during the afternoon and into the evening. At this point, it looks like the GTA will be dry for fireworks, but there is still some uncertainty for Ottawa." 

This is, of course, still a long range forecast; timing will be adjusted before all is said and done. Stay with us on The Weather Network and theweathernetwork.com as we track active weather through the week.

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