Severe thunderstorm watch ends for Toronto

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A severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto, issued on Tuesday afternoon, ended shortly after 10 p.m. (Muriel Draaisma/CBC - image credit)
A severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto, issued on Tuesday afternoon, ended shortly after 10 p.m. (Muriel Draaisma/CBC - image credit)

A severe thunderstorm watch has been lifted for the city of Toronto.

The watch, issued on Tuesday afternoon, came to an end shortly after 10 p.m.

Environment Canada had said the conditions were favourable for a thunderstorm that could bring wind gusts up to 100 km/h and heavy rain with up to 50 millimetres of rain falling within an hour.

The forecast also had said the city could be hit with large hail — up to two centimetres in diameter — and warned the downpours could lead to flooding in some areas.

In the city's west end, police tweeted the weather had toppled a tree near the Parkside Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard, resulting in power lines being knocked down.

On Tuesday night, Environment Canada said there was still a risk of a thunderstorm after midnight.

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