Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto

Jul 28 2019, 8:19 pm

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Toronto on Sunday.

This is in addition to the heat warning issued for the region on Friday, which is still in effect.

According to the weather agency, “a weak cold front slowly moving in from the north may trigger severe thunderstorms with torrential downpours and local rainfall amounts of 50 mm in an hour or less and wind gusts to 90 km/h late this afternoon into this evening.”

Environment Canada warns that strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. As well, heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued by Environment Canada when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

A high of 31°C is expected early evening in Toronto with a humidex value of 36°C.

Environment Canada

The good news is sunshine returns for the start of August.

For now, stay safe out there.