After two days of spring sunshine, Torontonians may be let down holiday Monday.
Just in time for Victoria Day fireworks, thunderstorms and high winds are in the forecast.
Environment Canada is calling for clouds, early morning showers and winds gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour on Monday.
The westward winds will calm down in the evening, and though forecasters predict rain in the early evening and again after midnight Monday, there may be a fortuitous gap long enough for the annual long weekend fireworks as they light up the sky over Lake Ontario.
The fireworks are set to begin at 9:45 p.m. at Ashbridge's Bay. The City of Toronto expects more than 80,000 people to watch the fireworks there.
To help prevent major traffic problems, the TTC is increasing its Monday service on area bus routes and adding streetcars to the 501 Queen route, and advising residents to take transit rather than drive.
Bring your own lawn chair and umbrella. And a jacket – temperatures are expected to drop to 14 C after a daytime high of 23 C.
— Zoe McKnight, Staff Reporter