Environment Canada's rainfall warning now forecasting up to 90 mm of rain

May 5 2017, 12:50 pm

Brace yourself, Toronto. It’s going to be a wet weekend.

Just yesterday, Environment Canada issued an alert for the city of Toronto calling for up to 70 mm of rain. Now they’ve upped their initial estimate, calling for a potential 90 mm of rainfall continuing “today and Saturday as the weather system responsible stalls over the region.”

Meanwhile, The Weather Network has it looking like this for the next 36 hours:

The Weather Network

Environment Canada forecasts the rain to be heavy at times tapering to showers on Saturday night. The downpour could reach totals of 50 mm to 90 mm and with the ground already near saturation, there is the potential for localized flooding especially in low-lying areas.

Drivers throughout Southern Ontario need be extra cautious as well. Environment Canada warns that,

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow, fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away.

Be safe Toronto. Stay dry! Stay inside.

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