Thunderstorms roll through Toronto - and another round could be on the way

Thunderstorms roll through Toronto - and another round could be on the way

A round of thunderstorms has finished sweeping through Toronto after strong winds, rain and lightning arrived just in time for the afternoon commute.

The storms were some of the first to hit the city this year, according to CBC Toronto meteorologist Jay Scotland.

While the weather system has mostly cleared out of the city, there's still a risk of thunderstorms overnight. Scattered showers are also possible throughout the evening.

At one point, GO trains on the UP Express and Kitchener lines were temporarily delayed thanks to the wind taking down a tree near Bloor station. Spokesperson Anne-Marie Aikins said train crews could not remove the trunk themselves.

They eventually managed to do so with the help of special equipment and additional workers.

Environment Canada had issued a special weather statement for Toronto, forecasting storms moving through Toronto from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Temperatures in Toronto were expected to reach a high of 23 C on Monday. Geoff Coulson, the warning preparedness meteorologist for Environment Canada, says it's close to the record of 23.3 C set in 1955 at Pearson International Airport for April 10.