Following a hot and extremely humid afternoon that led to a severe thunderstorm warning in the city, Toronto was hit by a brief, yet intense, storm.
As residents prepared to head home from work, they were greeted with dark, ominous clouds as the storm made its way into Toronto, which led to heavy downpours and gusty winds.
While most of the city stayed indoors, a few brave souls managed to go outside and capture the storm in all its glory.
Here are some of the incredible shots of Thursday’s storm shared on social media.
— Gabriel Puyana (@gfpuyana) August 22, 2018
— DR Photos – David Reid Photography (@drphotosca) August 21, 2018
— Mike Atrix (@mikeatrix) August 21, 2018
Here comes the storm. Eglinton and Wynford in Toronto pic.twitter.com/TvEFOWn3Fn
— Vernon Edwards (@VernonE) August 21, 2018
— BKC (He/Him/His)🇺🇸🇨🇦🏳️🌈 (@BrienKConvery) August 21, 2018
— Nancy Bennett (@Nancy178) August 21, 2018
— elle chronique (@ellechronique) August 21, 2018
— Stephanie Barsby (@StephanieBarsby) August 21, 2018
When it’s pouring rain….but also bright and sunny? The weather was drunk today. #torontoweather #torontorain #rainstorm #torontostorm #stupidweather #crappycommute https://t.co/0RGXPiUsmI pic.twitter.com/v4jUykAAYo
— Colin Sedgwick-Pinn (@ColinPinn) August 21, 2018
— Philip C. (@cornsomething) August 21, 2018
— (((B. Traven))) (@btravennt) August 21, 2018
— FrédériqueDombrowski (@fldombrowski) August 21, 2018
— Stacey Nash (@smnash_nash) August 21, 2018
— Jeremy Cohn (@JeremyGlobalTV) August 21, 2018