Up to 50 mm of rain possible as spring storm targets Toronto

Up to 50 mm of rain possible as spring storm targets Toronto

Up to 50 mm of rain possible as spring storm targets Toronto

Toronto residents are in for a wild 24 hours as a weather system dramatically changes conditions across the city. While temperatures will remain steady, the next day will see a transition from relatively calm skies to rain, strong winds, and even the possibility of snowfall.

“The wind is the only reason I haven’t put my hat away yet,” reported a local resident on Queen Street. “It’s definitely on the cusp of feeling uncomfortable out there.”

The calm and cool conditions won’t last long. Showers are expected to begin around noon on Tuesday, April 2nd. While there may be a brief reprieve in the evening, the rain will intensify overnight.

The biggest concern comes with the wind. Gusts are expected to reach up to 70 kilometers per hour, creating significant challenges for both drivers and pedestrians.

The rain itself will be heavy, with accumulations reaching 50 to 70 millimeters. Considering the average monthly rainfall for Toronto is around 75-80 millimeters, some areas could see close to a month’s worth of rain in just 18-24 hours. This rapid downpour could lead to flooding and pooling on roadways.

As if the rain and wind weren’t enough, the weather system takes another turn as it moves eastward. Colder air will wrap around the system, potentially changing rain to wet snow, especially north and east of the city.

The forecast predicts a period of moderate to heavy rain throughout Tuesday night, transitioning to a mix of rain and wet snow early Wednesday morning in areas north of the city. Even downtown Toronto could see a brief period of wet snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Temperatures will plummet along with the precipitation change. Expect a high of only 3°C on Thursday.

Once the system clears, skies will gradually begin to moderate. Friday will see a mix of sun and clouds with a high of 5°C. Saturday should be back to normal with a high of 8°C, with temperatures finally reaching double digits again by Sunday and Monday.

Toronto residents are advised to stay vigilant and prepared for the changing weather conditions. Motorists should be cautious on the roads due to the potential for flooding and reduced visibility. Keeping updated with the latest forecast is essential, as the rain and potential snow could significantly impact commutes and outdoor activities.

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