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Thunderstorms in Ontario: Here comes round two!


May 28, 2010 — Powerful storms rocked parts of Ontario yesterday, and there's a risk of more today.

'Tis the season!

After days of hot, sticky weather in Ontario, the province was rocked by some intense thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon.

“It was all thanks to a sharp cold front,” says Weather Network Meteorologist Dayna Vettese. “It sliced across the province and produced some active weather.”

Storms were firing up anywhere from northeastern Ontario, through the Muskoka region and into the GTA. Some of them were severe -- producing hail, gusty winds and heavy amounts of rain. Our viewers sent in hundreds of photos -- many of which are featured on this page.

The Brampton area was hit particularly hard. At one point, heavy rain had left city streets flooded. The roof of one house briefly caught fire after it was struck by lightning, but crews quickly responded and no one was hurt.

Today, we're looking at another risk of thunderstorms.

“It's a risk similar to yesterday's, only today's storms will be due to lake breezes rather than a cold front,” explains Vettese. “We could see non-severe storms throughout southern Ontario this afternoon, but the best risk of severe would be between London and Guelph.”

For the latest updates on watches and warnings this afternoon, make sure you tune into The Weather Network on TV.

If you have active weather in your area, we'd love to see it! Upload photos and videos to our Your Weather Gallery.

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