Environment Canada issues Special Weather Statement for Toronto

Apr 3 2018, 7:40 pm

Let’s hope that the old saying ‘April showers bring May flowers’ rings true, as a heavy rainfall is about to hit Toronto.

Which is why Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto given the rain that’s expected to fall on the city today, followed by strong winds beginning early Wednesday morning.

According to Environment Canada, “a Colorado Low pressure system is expected to intensify into an early spring storm as it races across Southern and Central Ontario tonight.”

This weather system will bring a rainfall of 15 to 30 millimetres, which is expected to fall tonight. Higher rainfall amounts are possible over localities that receive a thunderstorm.


Environment Canada

If you plan to head outside tomorrow, you’re going to want to bundle up as a sharp Arctic cold front associated with the Colorado Low will blast across the region in the early morning, with strong southwesterly winds heralding its arrival.

Environment Canada is saying wind gusts of 80 to 85 km/h are quite possible early Wednesday morning.

Isolated power outages may be issues to deal with due to the strong winds.

If the early spring storm becomes a little stronger than currently expected, wind warnings may come into effect.

And just when you thought you’ve seen the last of the snow, flurries are also expected for Toronto later this week.

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