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Severe thunderstorm warning & watch ended for Toronto

A severe thunderstorm warning and watch issued for Toronto and much of the GTA, including Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Markham, has ended, Environment Canada said.

In Toronto, 50 to 100 mm of rain was possible Sunday, the agency said earlier in day, while warning that strong winds, hail and heavy downpours were possible across the GTA.

Earlier on Sunday, Toronto’s acting medical health officer ended an extreme heat alert that had been in effect for two days, though the stretch hot weather will likely continue well into the work week.

Temperatures reached a high of 31 C on Saturday, well above the seasonal norm of 25-28 C. And the forecast high for Sunday is 31 C as well.

“Today will bring increasing humidity, although cloud cover and the possibility of isolated showers and thunderstorms may keep temperatures down a couple of degrees compared to Saturday,” Environment Canada said in a special weather statement.

The agency said it may feel hotter than 40 C in parts of southern Ontario over the next few days and residents should expect humidex advisories.

The agency said cooler and drier air will replace the heat and humidity on Wednesday.

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