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Tornado warning ends for London and Middlesex County: Environment Canada

Conditions near Lucan, Ont. around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Anthony Farnell/Global News via Twitter

A tornado warning and heat alert issued by Environment Canada for the London and Middlesex region have ended.

The tornado advisory, issued around 6:40 p.m. and dropped around 7:18 p.m. said a severe storm was tracking across southwestern Ontario and was “possibly producing a tornado.”

The warning was dropped by the agency for Strathroy, Komoka and western Middlesex County around 7 p.m.

It was dropped in London, Parkhill and eastern Middlesex about 20 minutes later.

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A Tornado warning was also issued for St. Thomas, Aylmer, and eastern Elgin County just after 8 p.m. but was dropped a short time later by Environment Canada.

A tornado warning had been in effect for the Sarnia-Lambton region, but was dropped at 6:52 p.m. The warning was the second of the day in the county after one issued shortly before 5 p.m. was dropped around 5:20 p.m.

 

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It was nearly two months ago when a severe thunderstorm involving a derecho passed through southern Ontario, spawning two tornadoes in the city within minutes of each other.

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No injuries were reported, but the storm caused significant damage and left thousands in the city in the dark for hours, some for days.

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