Hail arrives in eastern Ontario, some areas see pea-sized accumulations
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10:38 PM -
Severe thunderstorm watches were scattered across parts of eastern Ontario Saturday, with several areas seeing pea-sized hail as storms passed through.
Earlier in the day Environment Canada (EC) warned of nickel to quarter size hail was possible for areas including Belleville, Kingston and Brockville.
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The unsettled weather will continue in to Sunday as the system tracks east.
"This low pressure system brought the same type of weather to southern Ontario over the last few days," says Weather Network Meteorologist Brian Dillon. "These isolated showers will diminish Sunday afternoon as they push eastward into Montreal."
Residents are urged to stay indoors as severe thunderstorms can be a threat to your safety.
"During thunderstorms, you should also stay away from items that conduct electricity, such as corded telephones, appliances, sinks, bathtubs, radiators and metal pipes," EC added.
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In southern Ontario, meanwhile, high pressure is giving rise to one of the nicest weekends the region has seen this year; mainly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-twenties are forecast for Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe.
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