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Most severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado watches issued for parts of Ontario cancelled

Rain falls during a storm in Toronto on Tuesday.
Rain falls during a storm in Toronto on Tuesday. Global News

Environment Canada has cancelled several severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches that were issued for parts of central Ontario, including Toronto.

Just before 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, the weather agency issued tornado warnings for Innisfil, New Tecumseth, Angus, Orangeville, Grand Valley, southern Dufferin County and Caledon. About 20 minutes later, many of the areas were upgraded to tornado watches.

Tornado watches were issued for Toronto, Newmarket, Georgina, northern York Region, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Markham.

Read more: Tornado watch issued for Guelph, Wellington County, Caledon

Severe thunderstorm warnings were subsequently issued for Toronto, Peel Region, Halton Region, Hamilton, Brantford, Haldimand and Norfolk Counties.

As of 8 p.m., the only two regions still under an advisory by Environment Canada were Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville.

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Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell said an upper-level low fed off moisture in the region to produce the intense storm.

More to come.

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