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More Severe Thunderstorms for Southern Ontario

Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer

August 10, 2009 — Still reeling after Sunday's thunderstorms, Southern Ontario will see more severe thunderstorms today.

Beginning in the early afternoon and continuing into the evening, southwestern Ontario including the Niagara region and the GTA could see severe thunderstorms including hail and strong winds.

A cold front passing through the area is responsible for this new round of storms. Current forecasts suggest the risk of tornadoes is minimal for this event, and is focused around the Windsor area. On Sunday, Environment Canada issued a Tornado Warning for the Mount Forest - Wingham area. As yet, no tornadoes have been reported.

The Ottawa - Cornwall - Montreal area could see isolated thunderstorms this afternoon with an increased risk of thunderstorms on Tuesday.

From the storms on Sunday, winds were measured at 80 - 90 km/h in Borden, Cookstown, and Barrie. Pearson clocked gusts at 96 km/h. While in Georgetown, 52 mm of rain fell in one hour.

Damage from the storm included trees down across Southern Ontario. Near Owen Sound, a wagon was tossed into a corn field, and in Brampton and Aurora, hydro poles were reported down.

Watches and Warnings are already in effect across Southern Ontario.

Viewer Photo: 'Electrical storm over downtown Toronto' posted by: barcodegurl from Toronto, Ontario shot August 9, 2009

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