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Severe thunderstorms and heat warning could hit London, Ont. region Wednesday

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

Two big weather events are forecasted for the London region Wednesday, with Environment Canada issuing a special weather statement warning of severe thunderstorms and continuing heat.

The weather agency is warning about the possibility of a severe thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon into the evening.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop over eastern Michigan or Lake Huron on Wednesday afternoon, then track eastward through the evening.

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Environment Canada said damaging wind gusts will be the main threat, though large hail and a few tornadoes are also possible, and a significant tornado cannot be ruled out.

The threat of severe weather should decrease as storms move east Wednesday evening, the agency said.

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Meanwhile, the London region is entering day two of a heat warning.

Hot and humid conditions are expected to continue Wednesday, with daytime high temperatures reaching near 31 C with humidex values expected to reach the upper 30s later in the day.

Wednesday night’s temperatures are expected to drop to near 20 C overnight, with slightly cooler temperatures expected for Thursday.

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