Thunderstorms expected in Toronto, southern Ontario this afternoon
Published Saturday, July 9, 2016 3:01PM EDT
Dark clouds are seen above downtown Toronto in this undated file photograph.
There is a risk of thunderstorms and rain in Toronto on Saturday but it will be followed by several days of sun. Environment Canada said that there is a 40 per cent chance of showers this afternoon. The weather is expected to reach a high of 25 C but it will feel closer to 30 with the humidex.
Winds are expected to reach 40 kilometres per hour. Into the evening, it will be partly cloudy with risks of thunderstorms, according to Environment Canada.
There is a severe thunderstorm watch for southern Ontario, including Belleville, Quinte West, eastern Northumberland County, Napanee, Kingston, Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Plevna, Sharbot Lake, western Lanark County, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Stirling, Tweed, south Frontenac, Kaladar, Bannockburn and Bon Echo Park.
Environment Canada said the current conditions could lead to “dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, damaging hail and torrential rain.”
They warned that large hail can “break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury.” Drivers in those areas should be cautious of flash floods and water pooling on roads.
Toronto will see sunny skies and warm temperatures from Sunday to Wednesday. There is a 30 per cent chance of showers on Thursday and Friday.