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Storms hit Ontario

Lisa Varano, staff writer

August 19, 2010 — A cold front passing through southern Ontario brought some stormy weather to most of the region.

Showers likely on Thursday.
Showers likely on Thursday.

Southern Ontario got a short break from the summer's high humidity, but now the humidex is creeping back up. Thundershowers also made a return today.

Storms fired up along a cold front on Thursday afternoon bringing gusty winds, heavy downpours and even hail to some areas like Newmarket.

Callers to our Storm Line reported active weather across Ontario, including Midland, Aurora and Nepean. One caller from Stouffville said the wind was so strong that it toppled patio furniture. Video sent in by viewers also showed downpours in Ottawa, Barrie, Pickering and Gatineau, Quebec. Around 8pm a thunderstorm warning was issued for Leamington, Windsor, Chatham and Essex County but was later dropped.

Although there was a bit of stickiness today, the humidity will take another break on Friday. Southern Ontario is forecast to have a sunny and fair end to the work week with no humidity. It will be similar to conditions earlier this week in the region.

Sunshine returns Friday.
Sunshine returns Friday.

But by the weekend, it will be humid again. A low is heading to southern Ontario from the U.S. midwest. Storms are expected to approach on Saturday morning, but the skies should clear on Sunday late in the day. Keep that in mind when making your weekend plans.

The humidity will make it feel like the 30's over the weekend, and that could also be the case throughout next week.

To stay on top of the changing weather while you're on the go, download our WeatherEye app for your phone.

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