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Damaging winds gust into Ontario


Lightning strikes Kingston, ON Tuesday
Lightning strikes Kingston, ON Tuesday

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

September 8, 2010 — After a day of hot and humid conditions in Ontario Tuesday, a cold front swept through bringing strong winds and cooler temperatures with it.

Strong winds in Sarnia knock down trees
Strong winds in Sarnia knock down trees

The difference was like night and day across Ontario Tuesday.

Temperatures warmed up into the 30's, feeling even warmer with the humidity during the afternoon hours. And the steamy conditions were an indication that stormy weather was on the way. A cold front began to move through later in the day, bringing heavy rain, frequent lightning and howling winds to some places.

“The main threat with this storm cluster was strong winds,” said The Weather Network's meteorologist Patrick Cool. It was enough for Environment Canada to issue several severe thunderstorm watches and warnings across the province.

The Niagara region in particular saw gusts up to 80 km/h. We also received photos to our Weather Gallery showing trees uprooted in Sarnia.

Breezy and cool conditions continue on Thursday
Breezy and cool conditions continue on Thursday

The intensity of these storms began to die through the overnight leaving below seasonal temperatures in its wake.

Meanwhile, the beginning of fall has already made its way into northern Ontario. Temperatures will be hovering around the mid to high teens all week long, with periods of unsettled conditions.

For more forecast details, head to our Ontario Cities Index section of our website. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV as the local forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.

With files from Jill Colton

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