Deadly U.S. storm weakens as it tracks toward Ottawa

A deadly U.S. storm system is tracking toward Ontario.

But Environment Canada Severe Weather Meteorologist Rob Kuhn (coon) tells CFRA the storm is weakening as it heads this way.

"At this point it looks like the storms, once they reach Ottawa won't be nearly as intense as what was going on in the U.S. Midwest," said Kuhn. "That being said, right now there's an area of thunderstorms over northern-lower Michigan and if these guys survive, they may reach the National Capital early this evening."

There is a risk of a thunderstorm beginning Tuesday evening and there will be some showers in the area.

Kuhn says the thunderstorms could bring downpours as well as frequent lightning. There is also a slight chance of hail.

A five-year-old child was killed and 19 people injured Monday when the storm roared over Nebraska, creating two tornados that wreaked havoc in the area.

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