Rain, possible thunderstorm in the forecast for GTA
Grab your umbrella, between 30 and 40 millimetres of rain is expected to fall this weekend. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)
Codi Wilson and Dario Balca, CTV Toronto
Published Monday, March 28, 2016 7:56AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 28, 2016 11:16AM EDT
It may have been a picture-perfect sunny Easter Sunday but Environment Canada is forecasting wet weather and possible thunderstorms for Toronto and surrounding areas on Monday.
The city saw a warm but wet start to the day with a high of 8 C but temperatures are expected to fall to 5 C this afternoon.
According to the national weather agency, there is a 30 per cent chance rain could also continue this evening.
Torontonians will get a little break from the wet weather on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In a statement, the agency said “a dynamic disturbance crossing Ontario” caused heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the southern and central parts of the province Sunday night. Toronto only saw about 8 millimetres of rain while areas such as Collingwood, Sarnia and Windsor experienced more than 30 millimetres.
But Environment Canada said thunderstorms do not always indicate higher rainfall levels.
“Rainfall amounts were not necessarily higher because of the summer-like light show,” the agency said.
The agency has also issued a special weather statement for Toronto regarding strong gusts of wind in the city on Monday afternoon.
“Occasional wind gusts to 80 km/h are expected,” the agency warned. “Loose objects may be tossed by the wind.”
Sunny skies and a high of 7 C are in the forecast for Tuesday. Wednesday will see a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 10 C.