Environment Canada issues rainfall warning for Toronto

Jan 11 2020, 7:30 am

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the City of Toronto.

The warning states that rainfall, combined with melting snow, is expected. It also says that the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

“Rain will continue today with total rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 mm anticipated by this evening. Since the ground is frozen, the winter rainfall warning criterion of 25 mm in 24 hours is being met,” reads the warning.

“The rain may change over to freezing rain beginning later this evening as temperatures dip to near the zero degree mark. Freezing rain warnings may be needed in some areas as this event draws closer.”

Toronto is also expecting strong southwest winds gusting of up to 80 km/h near the end of the precipitation Sunday morning.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

It’s expected to feel like 11°C in Toronto today, before getting to -2°C tonight.

There is a chance of snow or freezing rain to wrap up the weekend on Sunday.

Environment Canada

 

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