The southeast was on the edge of a low-pressure system that pushed through the area which brought thunderstorms through the area this afternoon. And it won't be the last.

"We are back in that thunderstorm season," Environment Canada's John Paul Cragg explained. "It's really important to stay on top of the forecast during the thunderstorm season especially if you're outside."

"Lightning is the biggest risk with thunderstorms. It's important if you're outside, you know whether there is a risk of thunderstorms. If you do hear thunder or see lightning, it's important to go indoors right away and then wait for 30 minutes after the thunder has passed to go back outside in order to make sure that you're absolutely safe from lightning strikes."

"It's also important during summer severe weather, to look at our watches and warnings from Environment Canada to make sure you're on top of the weather situation so that if there are severe thunderstorms in the area, you get into a building and find yourself in a safe spot."

"One of the most important things during summer severe weather season is making sure that you're on top of the forecast and you know what to expect in your area."

Cragg adds that the chance of thunderstorms continues into tonight and then the sun should return. We can expect to see highs around 30oC for tomorrow and Saturday. 

 

 

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