An overnight cold front sinking southward through southern Ontario triggered some powerful and impressive thunderstorms as it sliced through the humidity still lingering in the province.
Storms, sometimes reaching severe levels, were reported all through at leas the southwest, along with parts of the GTA, marked by frequent and widespread lightning strikes that would have been a treat for late-night shutterbugs.
Those storms were damaging here and there as well, however, with several reports of downed trees in the Ingersoll area, with likely Tuesday morning once people have had a chance to assess the storms' aftermath by daylight.
Below is a selection of how the storms played out on Twitter.
A few shots from this evening as a severe warned, multi-cell cluster that brought strong wind gusts and torrential rain tracked through the Golden Horseshoe and out over Lake Ontario. #onstorm #onwx #lightning pic.twitter.com/TAzlwsxjt5— Aidan Stevens (@aidanstevens29) August 25, 2020
Damage on county roads north of Ingersoll is high end. Most roads impassable. I'm walking on foot with my LED panel and trees laid over across road as far as eye can see with wires strewn about. 25% of canopy ripped apart. 120-130km/h+ in spots. #onstorm @ECCCWeatherON @cluke5 pic.twitter.com/Cbc3aYkmnB— David Piano (@ONwxchaser) August 25, 2020
Little sneak of shot straight from camera - shot at Port Darlington.— Jay Callaghan (@caltek79) August 25, 2020
Many like this to edit later today. For now am calling it & heading back to @CityPtbo @StormhunterTWN @ONwxchaser @derecho_series @caleybedore @IWeatherON @weathernetwork @OntarioWx @Ptbo_Canada #onstorm pic.twitter.com/1b1dn9Twpb
The shot I’ve been waiting for since the GO condo has gone up in Burlington. Lots of intense CG lightning last night. This ones going up on the wall😎👍🏻 @weathernetwork @MikeOlbinski #onstorm pic.twitter.com/C1iHxiEufh— KevinJGilbert (@kevjgilly) August 25, 2020
Quite the light show in #HamOnt tonight. This is the only good shot I managed to snap before my camera battery died, wanted to go find a charged one but didn’t want to miss the show. #onstorm pic.twitter.com/ubJhES8WLo— Liam (@LiamAMcG) August 25, 2020