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Wild weather weekend

Thankfully no tornado despite warning
Tree down June 18 2017
A couple of large tree branches came down during weekend storms but no significant damage was reported. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

Barrie escaped unscathed following a weekend that saw a variety of extreme weather alerts including a tornado warning.

Environment Canada issued the tornado warning on Saturday evening.

The national weather service said meteorologists were tracking a severe thunderstorm that could possibly produce a tornado.

Damaging winds, large hail and locally intense rainfall were also possible, the warning stated.

But by 10:17 p.m., EC said conditions that could produce tornados were no longer present.

The warning was downgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning.

Some large tree branches at the waterfront came down in the storm.