Tornado warnings for parts of Ontario, Quebec ended
Published Sunday, June 18, 2017 8:32AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, June 18, 2017 11:28PM EDT
Environment Canada has ended tornado warnings for parts of Ontario and Quebec.
The Ottawa and Gatineau areas were expecting damaging wind gusts, hail, and torrential downpours in addition to the threat of “a few tornadoes,” Environment Canada said Sunday.
Heat warnings were also issued for much of southern Quebec, with humidex values set to soar above 40.
The announcement came on the heels of a series of extreme weather warnings for southern Ontario on Saturday, which were lifted after severe thunderstorms drenched much of the region.
Those warnings, which were issued on Saturday afternoon, also included tornado warnings for the London, Toronto and Durham areas. No tornadoes are believed to have touched down Saturday. The warnings were lifted late Saturday night.
Environment Canada issues warnings when severe weather is likely to occur. Tornado warnings are issued when thunderstorms are strong enough to produce tornadoes.
With files from The Canadian Press