Toronto has received the bulk of its rainfall the past couple of months in just two days -- Feb. 9 and March 25 -- but it’s enough to likely eke out more rainfall than Vancouver by the time we get to April.
To add to the drama, both cities are expected to have rainfall developing on the final day of March, spilling into April.
Vancouver has been persistently dry in February and March. So much so, that portions of the South Coast are missing upwards of 200 mm of precipitation in the normal wet season. The stubborn northwest flow has shifted the stronger, more moist systems towards California.
We’ll watch a system on Friday, but it appears there won’t be any more appreciable rainfall for Vancouver, leaving the upset open for Toronto.
The wet storm track has certainly been verified across southern Ontario, as the region has been accumulating above-normal rainfall for months on end.
The most recent storm swept up Gulf of Mexico moisture and triggered Canada’s first severe thunderstorm warning of the year, but we aren’t finished, yet.
The final storm for March is a Colorado low, which develops by Friday, tapping into Gulf moisture once again.