Environment Canada ended a severe thunderstorm watch for the Ottawa area Saturday evening.  

A weather bulletin posted at 2:21 p.m. Saturday called for storms that could produce "very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain."

The storm system reached the national capital region around 3:15 p.m., according to the weather agency, but has since dissipated.

People are advised to take extra precaution when severe weather strikes. 

High of 23 C today

Rumbles of thunder will be heard across the city as stormy clouds roll through over the course of the next 24 hours.

We won't reach the month's average high of just under 26 C today, as temperatures rise only to the 23 C mark.

Skies remain overcast right into Sunday.

Speaking of Sunday, it's looking pretty promising for clear skies later in the day, so the weekend won't be a complete wash. 

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With files from Joe Lofaro