Time to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring! It looks like the weather is finally going to be warming up. Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 10°C in Toronto today, however you are going to want to bring and umbrella! Rain is predicted to begin by the early afternoon and evening with thunderstorms.
Last year Toronto and the Toronto Islands had experienced major flooding. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) issued a weather warning due to possible flooding conditions over the next 24 hours. Certain areas in Toronto are at higher risks than others. The TRCA explained, “Toronto and Region Conservation advises Environment Canada has forecasted 10-20mm of rainfall beginning Thursday around noon and tapering off early Friday morning. There is also a slight chance of thunderstorms during Thursday evening which could bring an additional 10-30mm of rainfall over a short duration.”
The TRCA is also warning Torontonians of ‘ice jams’ and localized flooding near culverts and bridge piers. Rivers around the GTA may also experience higher water levels as well resulting in potential hazardous conditions.
The good news is the sun will be shinning just in time for the weekend!