Severe thunderstorm warning lifted for Halton, Peel

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Environment Canada has lifted a severe thunderstorm warning for Halton and Peel, and a severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto. (Tracy Hudson/Twitter - image credit)
Environment Canada has lifted a severe thunderstorm warning for Halton and Peel, and a severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto. (Tracy Hudson/Twitter - image credit)

Environment Canada has lifted a severe thunderstorm warning it issued for Halton and Peel on Thursday afternoon. The federal weather agency has also lifted a severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto.

People should watch for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions, the agency warned.

Severe thunderstorms are capable of producing strong winds and heavy rain, Environment Canada said. It expects heavy downpours with 70 to 90 km/h wind gusts.

On Thursday evening, Environment Canada lifted its thunderstorm warnings and watches for all of Ontario as weather cleared up.

Warnings and watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable to develop storms that can produce large hail, damaging winds, and torrential rainfall.