Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Toronto

Mar 19 2020, 7:49 am

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto.

The weather agency is warning of rain and scattered thunderstorms this evening and tonight.

There is also thunderstorms and potential high wind gusts on Friday.

“An approaching warm front will cause an area of showers and thunderstorms to move through the regions this evening and tonight. Some of the storms will contain heavy downpours with local rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm in an hour possible,” states the agency.

“There will be the potential for high wind gusts Friday in the morning or early afternoon as a cold front approaches, preceded by a band of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Winds gusts of 90 km/h will be possible in this band.”

They warn that should these winds develop, power outages would likely occur in some areas.

It is time to stay indoors for now, and if you need to go outside, be aware of the weather.

As well, please social distance.