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Ontarians may want to plan accordingly. Severe thunderstorms are set to push into the province on Canada Day.

Three rounds of storms hit Ontario, but bigger risk for severe weather on Canada Day

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, June 29, 2014, 9:59 PM -

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Three troughs moving through Ontario will bring on-and-off thunderstorm activity for areas stretching from Thunder Bay, down to Windsor, the GTA and eventually eastern Ontario and Quebec City. 

Storms will continue to impact northern, southwestern, southern and eastern Ontario through Monday, bringing isolated non-severe thunderstorms to the region.

"The main threat will be gusty winds and localized flooding, because the storms will be slow moving," said Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon. 

Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm watches and warnings for many communities in northern and southern Ontario. Areas under warning included Orillia, Haliburton, Huntsville, Oshawa and Pickering, all of which dropped just before 10 p.m. EST.

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And while Sunday's storm were something to talk about, all eyes are now focused on a cold front that's set to make its way into the region on Canada Day.

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"The impeding cold front will trigger severe weather for southern Ontario and southern Quebec Tuesday," said Dillon. "These thunderstorms have the potential to produce torrential downpours and gusty winds. 

Be sure to check back as our meteorologists are keeping an eye on the exact timing and severity of this system.

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