Rainfall warning in effect for the city of Toronto

May 4 2017, 1:04 pm

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

And while we’re not ones to say we told you so, it looks like the next couple of days could actually be even worse than we thought.

Up to 70 mm of rain could hit the city between now and Saturday. To give some context, that’s enough rain to come close to changeling the wettest 48-hour stretch the first week of May has even given Toronto. Yes, ever.

Meanwhile, this is how The Weather Network sees the next two days unfolding:

Toronto rainfall warning

The Weather Network

It might be time to just call it a weekend, Toronto. See you on Monday… or whenever the sun decides to show up again.

Environment Canada rainfall warning

Heavy rain is expected. The ground, already near saturation, has little ability to absorb further rainfall.

40-70 mm of rain expected today through Saturday.

Rain will spread into the region this afternoon and is forecast to persist through Saturday as the weather system responsible stalls over the region. The rain is expected to taper to showers Saturday night.

With the ground already saturated, there is the potential for local flooding. For information concerning flooding please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Don’t approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

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