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Severe thunderstorm, heavy rainfall causes flooding across Southern Ontario

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WATCH: The rain kept coming down in waves, flooding Union Station and impacting many major city street. Kamil Karamali reports.

Just over a week after the Greater Toronto Area was forced to recover from a heavy rain storm that caused massive flooding, it appears the city is taking another hit.

Environment Canada released a special weather statement warning of severe thunderstorms for southern Ontario on Friday.

Heavy downpours hit areas of the Greater Toronto Area in the afternoon continuing on into the evening causing some flooding and water pooling on roads.

WATCH BELOW: Video shows flooding in Toronto’s Union Station after heavy rain

Video shows flooding in Toronto’s Union Station after heavy rain
Video shows flooding in Toronto’s Union Station after heavy rain

READ MORE: Toronto rain storm: What to do if your home is flooded

“The humid air mass in place today means there’s a lot of available moisture for these storms — the storm risk will diminish later tonight — in the wake of these storms a more stable, less humid air mass will move in, meaning sunshine, as well as lower humidex values for the weekend,” Global News meteorologist Ross Hull said Friday afternoon.

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Hull also said rainfall amounts could exceed 50 millimetres in some areas.

WATCH: Roads flood in Toronto as heavy rains drench region

Roads flood in Toronto as heavy rains drench region
Roads flood in Toronto as heavy rains drench region

A Go Transit tweet late Friday afternoon warned riders to give themselves extra time as severe rain had impacted Union Station. By 5:30 p.m. many had taken to Twitter to share their rainfall experiences.

A photo posted to Twitter of Queen Street near Trinity Bellwoods Park showed people walking around in ankle-deep water. Others were using brooms to try to clear out storm drains.

At around 5:30 p.m., the TTC said there was no service on Line 3 due to flooding and that shuttle buses were operating.

Both of the city’s major airports, Toronto Pearson and Billy Bishop, warned of possible delays.

Environment Canada said to watch out for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts, as well.

“Torrential downpours will be associated with these storms. Some storms will be very slow moving which could result in highly localized rainfall amounts in excess of 50 milimetres,” the agency said.

“Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember when thunderstorms roar, go indoors.”

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