July 8, 2014 4:10 pm

Rainfall warnings ended in southern Ontario, some watches still in place

Rainfall warnings have been dropped, though there are still some severe thunderstorm watches in place across eastern an southwestern Ontario.

Global News

TORONTO – Rainfall warnings have been dropped for southern Ontario after heavy rains and thunderstorms moved across the region Tuesday afternoon.

severe thunderstorm watch has also been dropped for Toronto and southwestern Ontario, though watches are still in place for eastern Ontario, including Ottawa, Kingston and Belleville.

A severe thunderstorm watch is still in place for Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Haldimand.

WATCH: Will the severe thunderstorms affect the evening commute in the GTA?

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These storms produced heavy rainfall as well as lightning early in the afternoon. The system is still making its way across eastern Ontario towards Quebec.

There is still the chance of some rain and thunderstorms in southern Ontario this afternoon into the evening.

Remember to keep an eye on the sky and be aware of surrounding weather conditions. If threatening weather approaches, take shelter immediately.

A watch is issued when conditions are favourable for severe weather. A warning is when hazardous weather is imminent or occurring.

To get real-time weather for your area, download the Global News Skytracker weather app.

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