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Environment Canada drops severe thunderstorm warning for London, Ont. area

Dark clouds linger over the downtown skies of London, Ont., on Wednesday. Andrew Graham / Global News

Environment Canada has ended its a severe thunderstorm warning for London, Ont., Parkhill and eastern Middlesex County but a special weather statement remains in effect.

On Wednesday afternoon, the national weather agency said it was tracking a line of a severe thunderstorms stretching from Wellburn to Mount Carmel capable of producing heavy rain.

Rainfall amounts of 50 to 75 mm and the heaviest thunderstorms in the system arrived around 6:30 p.m.

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Environment Canada warned heavy downpours may lead to flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Forecasters are calling for the showers and thunderstorms to end late Wednesday evening with sunny skies expected throughout Thursday.

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