Special Weather Statement in effect for Toronto this afternoon

Jun 27 2017, 1:10 am

If you’re sitting in downtown Toronto right now, you may have already heard the sound of thunder that’s prompted Environment Canada to issue a Special Weather Statement for the city.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to sweep across Southern Ontario with the possibility of hail and strong winds attached.

According to the statement, “Many of the thunderstorms are expected to produce pea-sized hail.”

Hopefully you brought your umbrella (or shield) to work today…

Environment Canada Special Weather Statement

More unsettled conditions this afternoon with scattered thunderstorms producing small hail and gusty winds.

Yet another disturbance will sweep across Southern Ontario today into tonight. Scattered thunderstorms have developed from southern Georgian Bay to the Golden Horseshoe. They will spread across Eastern Ontario this afternoon.

Many of the thunderstorms are expected to produce pea-sized hail. The odd thunderstorm may give somewhat larger hail of 1 centimetre or perhaps a little larger. Given the cool temperatures and favourable atmospheric conditions, the hail may be abundant and nearly cover the ground at times. The main concern is damage to tender crops and plants.

Isolated brief funnel clouds and wind gusts to 70 km/h may also be associated with a few of these storms. The funnel clouds are not expected to touch down.

DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

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