Tornado warnings downgraded in southern Ontario as strong storm moves in

A thunderstorm passing through the Greater Toronto Area on Friday. Simon Ostler / Twitter

A tornado warning has been downgraded in southern Ontario as a strong storm makes its way through parts of the region.

Environment Canada issued a tornado warning for Dunnville, Caledonia and Haldimand, as well as for the Simcoe, Delhi and Norfolk areas on Wednesday afternoon, saying meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm that is “possibly producing a tornado.”

“Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall are also possible. This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation,” the warning read. “Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.”

The weather agency said if you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris or threatening weather, you should “take shelter immediately.”

By just after 7:30 p.m., that warning had become a severe thunderstorm watch.

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This story will be updated as the storm progresses.

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