Heavy rain expected for much of Thursday
(Steve Russell/Toronto Star)
It’s going to be a dreary day in the city with plenty of rain and slush, which will linger for the rest of the work week.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Thursday morning for Toronto and much of southern Ontario, stating that 15 to 30 millimetres of rain will fall by the end of the day.
This comes after nearly 15 millimetres of mixed rain and snow fell on Wednesday, making for a difficult morning and afternoon commute in the city.
A large low pressure system that made its way to southern Ontario from Texas is creating the wet weather and fog patches, which could cause for tricky driving conditions.
The Toronto and Regional Conservation Authority also issued a high water safety bulletin for the week, warning people to steer clear from rivers and streams.
“Expected rainfall amounts will increase water levels in rivers and streams and cause them to become fast flowing, creating dangerous conditions,” the statement advises.
But on the bright side, the mercury is set to hover at about 6 C even into the evening, which is 2 C higher than average temperatures for this time of year.
The balmy and wet weather is expected to stay for much of Friday, but temperatures will start to dip into the evening as the rain begins to taper off.
Environment Canada is predicting that the soggy weather will clear up by the weekend, just before March break commences.
-- Daniela Germano, Staff Reporter