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Stormy night possible in southern ON

Risk of thunderstorms through Thursday
Risk of thunderstorms through Thursday

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

May 25, 2011 — The same low pressure system that's been hammering the United States could bring thunderstorms to southern Ontario tonight.

Storm clouds in Merlin, Ontario on Victoria Day
Storm clouds in Merlin, Ontario on Victoria Day

It was a stormy end to the long weekend in some parts of southern Ontario. Tonight, people in the province could be in for another round of active weather.

“The potential is there through the evening and overnight hours,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “We could see some severe storms in the southwestern Ontario, too.”

That would mean heavy downpours, gusty winds, lightning and potentially hail. In the Greater Toronto area, as well as eastern Ontario, any thunderstorms would likely be non-severe in nature.

This incoming low pressure system is the same one that spawned tornadoes in Oklahoma on Tuesday, while large hail came crashing to the ground in Texas. Over the weekend, a separate low pressure system triggered a deadly twister in Joplin, Missouri.

For a closer look at the potential for thunderstorms in Ontario, tune in to The Weather Network on TV. You are also encouraged to stay up-to-date on your local forecast.

With files from Sana Ahmed

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