“On the bright side, a dramatic change to spring-like warmth is likely beginning on the weekend.”
That’s how Environment Canada’s Special Weather Statement ends for today, April 5, in Toronto.
Which is great, expect it means we have to get through the next few days first. And that means a lot of rain – and possibly even snow – in the time between.
A low pressure system moving up from the American Midwest into the Great Lakes is bringing a lot of precipitation to both Ontario and Toronto. A lot being anywhere up to 35 mm of rain over the next 48 hours.
The written forecasts for tomorrow and Friday are as follows:
Periods of rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 8.
Periods of rain or snow. Low zero.
Rain showers or flurries. Windy. High plus 4.
Clearing. Low zero.
That said, by the weekend and into early next week, Toronto is going to be in for some truly fantastic spring-like weather with temperatures possibly rising as high as 20°C:
Basically, we just have to get through the next couple of days and then… maybe we can start to really enjoy the season by actually enjoying being outside.
You can read Environment Canada’s Special Weather Statement in full below:
Another round of significant April rain on the way.
Low pressure from the American Midwest will track just south of the Great Lakes on Thursday. Periods of rain will spread across the region tonight and continue Thursday. Significant widespread rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm are likely by nightfall Thursday. Some areas may exceed 40 mm. Rainfall warnings may be required.
Colder air with brisk northerly winds is forecast Thursday night, changing the rain to a slushy accumulation of snow by Friday morning. The snow should wind down on Friday.
On the bright side, a dramatic change to spring-like warmth is likely beginning on the weekend.