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Severe thunderstorm warning ends for London

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Environment Canada has quickly lifted a severe thunderstorm warning for London-Middlesex.

Early Friday afternoon, forecasters were tracking a line of severe thunderstorms heading northeastward at 50km/h capable of producing damaging wind gusts, hail and heavy rain but a warning for the region was lifted soon after.

READ MORE: Current weather forecast for London

The national weather service said intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads and lightning can be deadly.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

While severe thunderstorms are no longer expected Friday, rain remains in the forecast.

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Conditions are expected to improve for Saturday and Sunday with a mix of sun and cloud and highs of around 22 C both days.

READ MORE: What’s open and closed for the civic holiday Monday in London

Rain is in the forecast for holiday Monday.

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