Brace yourselves, Toronto. There’s a thunderstorm in the forecast, and it’s possibly a big one.
According to Environment Canada, conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong gusts of wind.
The forecast expects the thunderstorms to develop this afternoon as a cold front moves through.
The main threat is damaging wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, states Environment Canada.
“Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles,” says the weather statement.
“Hail and locally heavy rain are also possible. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year.”
Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 26°C on Wednesday, with a warm stretch continuing through to the weekend.
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management recommends that you take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.
Be safe out there!