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Showers continued Wednesday morning as two separate thunderstorms tracked across the Greater Toronto Area last night, bringing lightning, lots of rain and some hail, Environment Canada says.

Storms lit up night sky but weren't considered severe, Environment Canada says

Lightning lights up the sky above houses in Toronto's east end. (Alan Habbick/CBC)

Showers continued Wednesday morning as two separate thunderstorms tracked across the Greater Toronto Area last night, bringing lightning, lots of rain and some hail, Environment Canada says.

Ryan Rozinskis, severe weather meteorologist for Environment Canada, based in Toronto, said the storms moved from northwest to southeast and were about half an hour apart. The storms also brought high winds that downed trees and led to power outages in some areas of Peel Region. 

One storm was farther east, while the other storm was farther west, but neither were considered severe, he said.

The federal weather agency received reports of hail stones as big as two centimetres in diameter in Vaughan and Mississauga and 1.5 centimetres in Scarborough.

"These thunderstorms brought a lot of frequent lightning and hail to some areas. That would be the main story with these storms," Rozinskis told CBC Toronto.

About 15 millimetres of rain was reported in Toronto, he said.

Rain continued into this morning, but is expected to clear in the afternoon, giving way to a mix of sun and cloud. 

Reports of damage can be made on Twitter through the hashtag, #onstorm, and through email to onstorm@canada.ca.

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