Dozens of Ontario tornado watches end after day of wild weather

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By Michael Talbot and Nick Westoll

Dozens of tornado watches issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologists on Thursday have now ended.

Large swaths of Southern Ontario, mostly in the cottage country area, were under the watches for most of the day.

“This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation,” Environment Canada warned earlier.

“Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.”

It’s not yet clear if any twisters touched down in any of the regions.

Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings remain in effect for many areas warning of 100 km/h wind gusts and nickel size hail. See the full list here.

Many took to social media to share storm footage from different parts of the province that were hit by Thursday’s wild weather.

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