CORNWALL, Ontario – A brief thunderstorm in the waning days of winter covered Cornwall and parts of the surrounding area in hail – with some of the icy pebbles as big as dimes.
Much of the hail was smaller, perhaps about the size of a pea.
Environment Canada had forecast a potential for thunderstorms Thursday, and Mother Nature didn’t disappoint.
A storm earlier in the day spawned a few flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder, but things got uglier at around 5 p.m. when several loud cracks from the sky filled west-end Cornwall.
Yards that were once free of snow and ice were filled with hail in short order.
A power outage in the Alexandria area was reported by Hydro One, where about 20 people were waiting for the lights to come back on.
More stormy weather is expected into the evening. A cold front will result in temperatures hovering around the freezing mark on the weekend.