A funnel cloud was seen in the Leamington area on August 11, 2017. (Photo courtesy of David Epp via Facebook)

UPDATE: Tornado Confirmed At Leamington

Environment Canada says a tornado touched down in the Leamington area late Friday afternoon.

Meteorologists tracked a thunderstorm that moved from lower Michigan across Essex County and reached Leamington at about 5:40pm.

The weather agency says photographs taken at the time confirm an EF-0 tornado occurred with maximum winds of 130 km/h. Solar panels and a greenhouse were damaged.

Environment Canada had issued a tornado watch for Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex, Sarnia and Western Lambton County in light of possible severe thunderstorms which had the potential to produce tornadoes.

The watch was ended around 8pm.

Environment Canada says at around 7:30pm Friday another thunderstorm spawned a second tornado near Hawkesville in the Waterloo Region.

A damage assessment team rated the tornado as an EF-2 with maximum winds of 180 km/h.

Farm buildings and sheds were damaged and one anchored shed was destroyed. Farm equipment weighing over a ton was knocked over including a fork lift, a metal press and a grain drill. Power lines were also snapped.

There were no injuries reported in either tornado.

-With files from Kirk Dickinson