Environment Canada issues Special Weather Statement for Toronto

Jun 27 2018, 11:43 am

Don’t forget your umbrella, Toronto! The city is expecting heavy thunderstorms today followed by an extremely hot weekend according to Environment Canada.

The agency has issued Special Weather Statement warning of the potential for heavy thunderstorms today in advance of the extreme heat event forecast for the Canada Day long weekend.




According to Environment Canada, “Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to affect Southwestern Ontario today. The heaviest storms are expected this morning through midday.”

The city could see rainfall in the range of 30 to 50 mm today followed by the development of a persistent southwest flow bringing hot and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico.

Beginning Friday or Saturday, Environment Canada is forecasting daytime highs to be in the low to mid-thirties with humidex values into the mid-forties and notes that “there is still uncertainty regarding when the heat event will come to an end. Current indications suggest the heat could persist into the middle of next week.”

Torontonians won’t even be able to get relief from the heat in the evenings as overnight low temperatures are only expected to fall into the low twenties.

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