Just a couple more days, Toronto.
As we’ve told you, spring weather is on its way for the city… just not today or tomorrow.
While it could be as high as 20°C by Monday, today is going to have a high of 8°C with a lot of rain. So much so that Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Toronto, with up to 35 mm expected to fall within the next 24 hours.
As if that wasn’t enough to deal with, temperatures will drop to 1°C later this evening and “The rain will change to snow late today or tonight.”
Indeed, the written forecast for today and tonight is as follows:
Periods of rain. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 60. High 8.
Periods of rain changing to snow near midnight. Rainfall amount 5 mm. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming north 50 gusting to 70 this evening. Low plus 1.
So to recap, that’s tons of rain, high winds, and snow all coming to visit Toronto before the weekend.
Good thing Saturday’s forecast is sunny with a high of 12°C – we’re going to need it.
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You can read Environment Canada’s rainfall warning in full below:
Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 35 mm are expected.
Areas of rain are gradually spreading across Southern Ontario. The rain will become more organized today and may fall fairly heavy at times in some areas. The rain will change to snow late today or tonight.
A few centimetres of snow are expected tonight except closer to 2 near Lake Ontario. The snow will taper off early Friday.
Also, strong northerly winds gusting up to 70 km/h may be expected tonight causing some local blowing snow.
Rainfall warnings are issued for amounts of 25 mm or more in 24 hours or less when the ground is saturated. For the latest information for the potential for spring flooding in your area, please consult the website of your local Conservation Authority or the website of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.
Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.