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Damaging storms slam Ontario, here's what the weekend brings

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Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:54 AM - Ontario experienced two days of temperatures topping 30oC this past week, feeling well past that with the humidity, but a drastic, ten-degree drop in temperatures greets people on the first day of the long weekend.

But the temperature drop came after the heat and humidity helped fuel severe thunderstorms Thursday night, which damaged homes, toppled trees and some high-sided vehicles and caused tens of thousands of power outages.

East winds keep Saturday chilly across the GTA, with gusts up to 60 km/h, though with plenty of sun until a system begins to push into Ontario pre-dawn Sunday.

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The system will clear the region by Monday, though bringing 15-30 mm of rain to the Great Lakes region and fewer than 15 mm in eastern Ontario. 

There's a chance for embedded thunderstorms on Sunday as the system moves through.

See below for a selection of tweets from Thursday night's storms

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