July 26, 2018 11:18 am
Updated: October 18, 2018 3:39 pm

Severe thunderstorms move through parts of southern Ontario

WATCH ABOVE: A timelapse captured a thunderstorm roll through the Toronto area on Thursday afternoon, bringing heavy rains, thunder and hail to the region.

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Severe thunderstorms moved through parts of southern Ontario Thursday afternoon, causing strong winds, torrential downpours and hail.

The storms developed in warm and humid air ahead of a cold front which moved through this afternoon, Global News Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell said.

READ MORE: Ontario storm was intensified by cold front passing through amid warm temperatures

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of southern Ontario Thursday morning in anticipation of the storms.

Videos on social media showed hail falling in various areas, including Toronto, Hamilton, Brantford, Woodstock, Peel Region and York Region.

WATCH: Parts of southern Ontario hammered by powerful storm

As of 6 p.m., most watches and warnings had ended for Toronto and the GTA. Some areas of southern Ontario, including London, Hamilton and the Niagara Region remained under a severe thunderstorm warning.

READ MORE: Ontario mother left on hold with 911 during wind storm while child was choking

Conditions are expected to improve with drier, cooler air expected for Thursday night and the weekend, Farnell said.

Here are some videos of the storm that were posted on social media this afternoon:

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