‘A few tornadoes’ may threaten Ontario and Quebec Environment Canada

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Environment Canada has issued tornado warnings for parts of Ontario and Quebec.

The Ottawa and Gatineau areas can expect damaging wind gusts, hail, and torrential downpours in addition to the threat of “a few tornadoes,” Environment Canada says.

The agency is warning those in the area to take cover indoors if threatening weather approaches or lightning strikes.

Heat warnings have also been issued for much of southern Quebec, with humidex values set to soar above 40.

The announcement comes 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

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