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The region may see some severe thunderstorms today, as a cold front is passing through northwestern Ontario. Residents are warned of high winds, heavy rain, lightning, thunder and potential hail.

Environment Canada Meteorologist, Gerald Cheng, explains.

“There is a cold front passing through today that will trigger thunderstorms. With temperatures this warm, we can expect some severe thunderstorms as well. With severe thunderstorms, there’s always the possibility of hail, heavy rain, and high winds. Be careful out there, when there’s lightning and thunder, stay inside.”

Once the storm system passes through later day, the weather is expected to clear up with sun and highs of around 30 tomorrow and Friday. Cheng added that the warm temperatures are expected to stick around.

“It’s typical summer weather. There is a surge of warm air coming back again to the region. Very warm temperatures expected over the weekend. We’re still looking at some seasonal and above-seasonal temperatures for the rest of July."

Cheng added that June had below-seasonal amounts of precipitation, and he expects the same for July.

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