Severe thunderstorms move through parts of southern Ontario
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.
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.
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: