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Environment Canada ends thunderstorm watch for London region

A thunderstorm in London, Ont., prompted reaction from local residents on social media. Kelly Wang / Global News

Environment Canada has ended its a severe thunderstorm watch for the London region, as the national weather agency was monitoring a cold front Thursday morning.

Conditions were favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing wind gusts of up to 100 km/h, large hail and heavy rain.

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The watch — calling for rainfall amounts in the 30 to 50 mm range — was in place for London, Parkhill, Strathroy, Komoka, and parts of Middlesex County.

At one point Thursday morning, Environment Canada had issued a thunderstorm warning as they were tracking a system west of London.

As forecasters expected, the system cleared out of the area by Thursday afternoon.

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