Live blog tracking July 19 storms across Southern Ontario

A severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto and parts of the GTA; and several tornado warnings have been issued for cottage country.

  • CityNews meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai says the stormy weather may not be over just yet.

  • Here's what we know right now:

    Environment Canada has ended all tornado warnings for parts of the GTA and southern Ontario.

    Severe thunderstorm warnings have been downgraded to watches for the city of Toronto and the rest of the GTA.

    A Halton police officer was briefly trapped in his vehicle after power lines fell, but he has since been freed, and was uninjured.

    Ominous clouds moved over downtown Toronto just after 6 p.m., bringing brief but powerful downpours and winds that were clocked at 103 km/h at Pearson Airport - resulting in numerous cancellations and delays. Porter Airlines is advising all travelers to check the status of their flights.

    Toronto Hydro says around 6,000 customers are without power throughout the city.

    Environment Canada: "These are dangerous storms. A roof has been reported blown down in the Petawawa area and trees have been blown down. Wind damage has been reported in Petawawa, Pembroke, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Barrie, and Coldwater.

    The individual thunderstorms are moving eastward at 80 km/h while the area of thunderstorms is sinking southward at about 30 km/hr.

    The thunderstorms are capable of producing damaging winds and large hail as well as the threat for a tornado."


    Environment Canada earlier reported funnel clouds near Barrie, and at Highway 27 and Horseshoe Road. No tornadoes have been confirmed.

    There are reports of downed trees in Gravenhurst.
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